Bastille has released “Good Grief,” the first single and opening track from the British act’s upcoming new album, Wild World. The song premiered on Thursday (June 16th) around the U.S. as well as on BBC Radio One in the U.K. “Good Grief” can be purchased now on iTunes and streamed on Spotify. An exact release date for Wild World has yet to be announced.
Frontman Dan Smith said about the new disc, “If our first album was about growing up and the anxieties surrounding it, our second is about trying to make sense of the world around you, both as you see it and as it’s presented to you through the media. It’s also about asking questions of the world and of the people in it.”
- The band will play numerous festivals this summer, including Glastonbury, Lollapalooza and Osheaga.
- Prior to Lollapalooza, Bastille will play an intimate show at Chicago’s Vic Theatre on July 27th. They will also headline Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, Colorado on October 7th, with additional headlining dates to be confirmed.
- The English group’s debut album, Bad Blood, was released in 2013 and included the massive, chart-topping single “Pompeii.”
DID YOU KNOW?
- “Good Grief” features a sample of dialogue spoken by actress Kelly Le Brock from the 1980s cult classic movie, Weird Science.
- Bastille announced the album’s title by releasing a cinematic trailer on Facebook last week. It collected over 500,000 views in just 48 hours and now has over 1.2 million views.
CHECK IT OUT: Listen to a preview of “Good Grief”: