Album: Doom Days (2019)
Charted: 46


  • Bastille's Doom Days album is set over the course of a big night out in search of distraction from the surrounding apocalypse. This euphoric song comes at the very end of the record and reflects the feeling of waking up on the kitchen floor after a heavy night. As all the anxieties come flooding in, the demons are dispelled by a simple phone call from someone special.

    "That glimmer of hope at the end of the album says everything," said singer Dan Smith. "The smallest human gesture can pull you back from the brink."
  • "Joy" finds Bastille experimenting with gospel choirs for the first time. The band was encouraged to expand the dimensions of their sound as a result of their 2018 Reorchestrated Tour which saw them perform alongside both string and brass sections and a choir.
  • The video features footage of people caught on film by surveillance cameras embellished by directors Brain Wash. It offers a humorous look at the things people do when they think no one's watching. The clip moves from lighter footage, like people hooking up in office cubicles or photocopying body parts, to darker scenes such as a paramedic dancing giddily in his ambulance next to a cartoon medical bill for £1,000,000.


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