The collaboration comes while the world awaits the release of the follow-up to Bastille’s acclaimed 2016 album ‘Wild World’, and in the wake of recent single ‘Quarter Past Midnight‘.
“We’ve been having a great time writing for other artists in and amongst making our Bastille albums and mixtapes,” Bastille frontman Dan Smith told NME. “Last year we wrote a song called ‘Happier’ and everyone got really excited about it so we thought it would be good as a collaboration. We had a really interesting time getting to work on it with Marshmello who managed to find some euphoria in a pretty melancholy, direct song.
“It’s always good to step into somebody else’s world for a minute and we’re excited to be a part of it”.
Speaking to NME about Bastille’s future plans, frontman Dan Smith confirmed the promised next instalment of the mixtape series did exist, adding: “There’s a lot of music knocking about.”
“We’ve been working on a couple of albums and a mixtape,” he said. “I guess the way people release music and the way people listen to it has changed and is changing constantly. We wanna get the music out as quickly as possible. We’re sitting on a lot of stuff and constantly making new stuff as well.”
Smith also explained that Bastille are aiming to increase their “output in terms of speed”, with the plan to put “more concise records [out] more regularly than three-and-a-half-year gaps. He added that, while they will be introducing new songs to their set later this summer, they aren’t likely to play the whole of their third album in full before its release.