Wednesday, 21 September 2016

Music Review - Bastille, Wild World


Bastille are back: FINALLY. I'm a total, 10/10, all in for the good times Bastille fan. So as you can imagine when your fave band go away for a while and sort of disappear into the celeb shadows it's really rubbish. I've been waiting patiently for this second album (and to see Dan's beautiful face again) for what feels like so so long.

Since their huge success with 'Pompeii' in 2013 the band have been on a world tour and popping into the odd festival now and then to just let us know they're still alive (thankfully). It's been a very long five years of writing and creating for the band but it's totally paid off. I think a lot of people worry about the second album being as successful as the first, which is quite rightly absolutely terrifying in case it all goes to shit and nobody wants to be the band that has a one-hit-wonder. Dan and the rest of the boys have taken a surprisingly political approach in their songwriting which has been so carefully written. On first listen of the album it sounds great and you can have proper good dance to each song whether it be a little slow burner or a total pop power hour, but when you really listen the second or third time to what is being said there are a lot of referencing to real issues going on in the world. NME mentioned it could be 'the soundtrack to 2016' and I really do agree.

The whole album has been tailored to take you on a sweet pop journey but on the way you're introduced to some EDM and a cheeky few R'n'B vibes are thrown in. With every song there's something new and I love the snippets of spoken word throughout that make you almost feel like your listening to a story. Every song can be imagined being sung in an arena, a festival, a stadium or a perfect indie-pop acoustic set. I'm in absolute love with it. Their music is crafted and made to perfection and each song has a million different elements you can tell have been worked on tirelessly. Even if you're not a fan of Bastille and just know them as that band that did that cover ages ago, please give it a chance because I can guarantee you'll have it on replay for a solid few days.

PS: Listen to the album in the chosen order to understand what i'm raving on about and you'll totally catch my drift

Z x


  1. I love bastille - I'm such a huge fan, and already addicted to the new album. I will be listening to it non stop for weeks!

  2. I love Bastille! Listening to wild world non stop :)

  3. I am not a fan, must be honest, but heard some songs and they sound amazing xoxo

  4. I've never heard more songs than just two of their biggest hits but I saw that they came out with new album so I listened to it today and I loved it!

  5. I love Bastille but I have to admit, I am only aware of the songs that made it to the radio in NZ. I really need to look into their lesser known tracks because I bet there are some goodies to be found.


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