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Bastille return with new late night single

By | Published on Thursday 10 May 2018


Bastille are back with a new single, ‘Quarter Past Midnight’, pre-empting their still to be properly announced third album.

After the slightly despairing tone of last album ‘Wild World’, the new single hints at a more positive outlook. “It’s just about trying to capture that ‘Sliding Doors’ moment on a night out”, says frontman Dan Smith. “Some people are gonna go home; for some this is just the beginning. It became about being in someone’s car, driving through the city, and I wanted to try and capture that sense of excitement, and that rush”.

Of the late night theme, he adds: “It’s way easier to escape in the night time. Places that aren’t normally open are open to the world, and the places that you associate with reality and work are all shut down. There’s a parallel universe that exists, and this other set of people who are out and about”.

Listen to ‘Quarter Past Midnight’ here.