Bastille’s new album, Give Me The Future, is set for release on February 4th, 2022. To celebrate the announcement, the band released their new single “No Bad Days,” on Tuesday (Oct. 19th) accompanied by the official video co-directed by lead singer Dan Smith.
Smith described writing the album during the pandemic in a release, saying, “Working on these songs in such an apocalyptic period, with everyone stuck at home, glued to screens, fed into the feeling that what is real and what is not has become pretty difficult to discern sometimes. We’re in the age of deep fake, fake news and lying world leaders. But online, you can be anyone. What that does to our sense of self and to our relationships is huge, and it’s fascinating.”
Having thrown themselves into co-writing for other artists in recent years, for the first time ever on a Bastille album, the band included collaborators like Ryan Tedder, Rami Yacoub, Johny Coffer, Plested and Dan Priddy. Award-winning actor, musician, writer, creator, producer, director, and activist Riz Ahmed will also be heard on a spoken word piece called “Promises.”