Bastille are one of my favorite bands right now, and have been for a few months. And I really should have written about them months ago.
Their album, Bad Blood, came out in the UK in March and entered the charts at #1, and is packed with great songs. Not a single song on the album I don’t like.
Bastille tread the balance between pop, rock, and electronic music very well. Their songs have great and epic production, but don’t sound overproduced. There are great subtle in their songs, driven by great lyrics and instantly catchy hooks.
Bastille released an EP in the US called Haunt, which included “Overjoyed”, “Pompeii”, “Bad Blood” and a demo version of “Haunt”. They are starting to generate great buzz in teh US and hopefully they’ll get the proper support and promotion and will have a successful launch in the US.
Their upcoming show at The Troubadour in July quickly soldout – which is a very good indication of their upcoming success. I’m really looking forward to the show.
And that’s enough from me… it’s time to let Bastille’s music speak for itself. Here are some of my favorite tracks from the album:
“Pompeii” – their highest charting song in the UK:
“Things We Lost To The Flames” is my favorite song from Bastille at the moment:
And here’s an awesome acoustic version of “Flaws”:
Yes! Two great young talented singer-songwriters, Taylor Swift and Ed Sheeran, on a very catchy pop tune.
And finally, a solid mature single from Taylor!
This is one of my favorite tracks from Taylor Swift’s album, Red, and a solid song with Ed Sheeran. And good music video too… really like the reveal at the end. Good call!
I’m glad she released this as the next single… her album has so many great and mature songs, and most are very radio friendly. But thus far, she’s released the “fun” and “young” pop hits (which is her market and target demo), but I really enjoy her more mature sounding songs. That being said, I completely understand the reasoning and they’re all fantastically fun pop songs. “I Knew You Were Trouble” is a solid tune.
There’s not doubt she’s talented and a great singer-songwriter. As is Ed Sheeran, and this is the perfect collaboration. The best of both worlds.