Bastille have shared a video for their new single ‘Doom Days’. Scroll down to watch it now.
The song follows last year’s ‘Quarter Past Midnight’ and is the title track of the band’s upcoming third album.
In an email to fans, frontman Dan Smith explained: “We wanted [the song] to be really direct and talk about trying to find escapism from our modern anxieties – phone addiction, porn addiction, fake news addiction, climate change denial (to name a few)… turns out there was a shit load to talk about so I wrote about 50 verses for it and then we somehow managed to cut it down to this.”
“Hope you like it,” he added. “Ultimately it’s about switching off for the night.” Watch the video for ‘Doom Days’ below now.
Yesterday (April 25), the band also announced the launch of a new online space called “Doom Days Society”. Smith described it as a place “where we want to share and discuss ideas around the album and its themes.”
He continued: “It’s a place for ideas, link to stuff, conversations … I guess it’s whatever we want to make it.” You can visit the society here.
Earlier this year, Bastille embarked on an intimate tour of the UK and Europe where they previewed new songs ‘Million Pieces’ and ‘4AM’. Reviewing the band’s Manchester show, NME said: “If this is the end of days, then Bastille have stockpiled arena-friendly choruses and millennial whoops.”
Speaking to NME last year, Smith said new album ‘Doom Days’ wasn’t telling people to disengage, but reminding them it’s “important to live your life and try and be happy.”
“There’s a time and a place for those conversations,” he said. “There’s a song on the new record about someone trying to talk to me about politics and Donald Trump when you’re just wanting to have a good time and lose your mind, and doing that’s really important. These are such huge topics that you can fall down the hole of thinking and talking about it all the time.”