Bastille have shared the first track from their ‘Other People’s Heartache Part 4’ mixtape.
The London band started the covers series in February 2012, covering songs by the likes of City High and David Guetta on the first instalment. The most recent edition of the mixtape was released in 2014.
Earlier today (December 25), the group posted a link to the song ‘Intro’ on their Twitter page, writing: “Hope you lot are all having great days today. Here’s INTRO (“Other People’s Heartache, Part 4”) loads of love from us to you x”.
Hope you lot are all having great days today. Here’s INTRO (“Other People’s Heartache, Part 4”) https://t.co/hewEDfjFoN loads of love from us to you x
— BASTILLE (@bastilledan) December 25, 2017
The song is a stripped-back cover of Cat Stevens’ 1971 hit ‘Wild World’ and features a guest appearance from 19-year-old singer Kianja. Listen to it below.
Meanwhile, Bastille recently announced their ‘ReOrchestrated’ tour for 2018, which will see them performing classical reworkings of their catalogue.
Earlier this year in April we did a gig for a charity at Union Chapel for Streets Of London,” frontman Dan Smith told Zane Lowe on Beats 1. “We basically completely deconstructed all of our songs, replayed them and re-orchestrated them all with brass, strings and a gospel choir.
“We started with Pompeii which we always finish with. We did it a capella with a gospel choir, it was so amazing. There’s a song on our last album called ‘Two Evils’ which is just guitar and vocals so we completely flipped it, and made it really dark and electronic. It was just my favourite show that we’ve ever done.”
The tour kicks off at Manchester’s O2 Apollo on April 10, and concludes at the Royal Albert Hall in London six days later. Tickets for the tour have already sold out.