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Tuesday 04 June 2019

Doom Days: Bastille Bring CCTV Footage To The Masses Ahead Of Slot @ Isle Of Wight Festival

Featuring real CCTV footage embellished by director Brain Wash, Bastille's new video for the track Joy gives a humorous look at the things people do when they think no one's looking. 

From casually hooking up in office cubicles to deliberately tripping up a disruptive small child; what counts as joy for some isn't necessarily what it means for others. 

The montage twists some of the more sinister clips poking fun at the dark undertones, be that a man in an England shirt at an EDL rally proudly waving a sign that reads "We love migrants" or a paramedic dancing giddily in his ambulance next to a cartoon medical bill for a million pounds. 
 
Speaking about the video, frontman Dan Smith said: 

"This video looks at the things that bring us joy, when we think no one's looking. 

"Things that are done secretly, maybe compulsively, that we wouldn't want other people to see.  


"What seems strange and unthinkable to one person might bring pleasure to someone else. 

"It's fascinating that most people have a version of themselves they want to show in public - at work or online - and a version they don't. We wanted to show it all."

The final track on forthcoming album Doom Days, Joy completes Bastille's journey through a big night out, from an Uber ride through the city streets to waking up on the kitchen floor. 

The healing sounds of the single see the demons of life's hangovers dispelled by a simple phone call from someone special, giving a reminder that there's still hope.

With the band at their most lyrically provocative Doom Days taps into globally held anxieties, while also working on a much more intimate level. 

It celebrates real human connections and urges us to keep searching for moments of elation. 

It also finds Bastille evolving sonically once again and continuing to push things forward, pulling instrumentation from their much-acclaimed Re-Orchestrated tour and mixing genres like gospel, house music and R&B.
 
Bastille have shared the video for their latest single Joy, taken from their forthcoming third album, Doom Days out on 14th June 2019. CLICK HERE to order. The band play the Isle of Wight Festival on 15th June 2019. CLICK HERE for tickets. 

by: Mike Cobley




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