Bastille may have revealed the title of their new album as ‘Wild World Communications’ or ‘Wild World’.
The news was made in a minute-long trailer posted on the band’s website. Featuring a woman falling from a high building, it was accompanied by the first new music for Bastille’s second album, following their 2012 debut ‘Bad Blood’.
The album release date has yet to be announced, but NME understands there is likely to be a full new song available before Bastille play at Glastonbury at the end of this month.
— BASTILLE (@bastilledan) June 2, 2016
In an interview with Radio 1’s Clara Amfo earlier today, singer Dan Smith revealed that the new album was produced with Mark Crew, the co-producer of ‘Bad Blood’, at Crew’s small studio in South London. Since ‘Bad Blood’, Crew has worked with Rag N Bone Man and The Wombats.
Bastille had previewed the album announcement with two Instagram teaser trailers, featuring a new logo of two intertwined triangles and a message reading: “Are you afraid of heights?” NME understands that the message and the trailer’s high plunge are reflected in a loose narrative that features in the new album’s songs.
Bastille played new songs ‘Snakes’ and ‘The Currents’ at Radio 1’s Big Weekend festival at the weekend. ‘Snakes’ was first previewed live in June 2015 at Caribana Festival in Switzerland, while ‘The Currents’ was debuted at Snowbombing festival in Switzerland. Speaking about ‘The Currents’ at Snowbombing, Smith said: “I hope you like it, it’s a bit weird.”
Another new song, ‘Hangin’, was played during their surprise set at Glastonbury in 2015.
Bastille play several festivals this summer, with shows at Parklife Weekender, Wild Life, Glastonbury, T In The Park, V Festival, Festival No 6 and Bestival.