“It’s about intimacy and physical connection”
Bastille has shared a new single called ‘Shut Off the Lights’ – you can listen to it below.
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The song is the latest preview from the group’s upcoming fourth album, ‘Give Me the Future,’ which arrives February 4. It featured previous singles ‘No Bad Days’, ‘Distorted Light Beam’, ‘Thelma + Lewis’ and the title track of the record.
Frontman Dan Smith said in a statement, “Turning off the lights means the person you’re lying next to turns away from your fears of the future.”
“It’s about intimacy and physical connection, dismissing for a minute our worries about life and the future, and unplugging from everyone in order to really be present. In the middle of this big album it is. Have a fun, real, human moment.”
He continued: “But at the same time, it’s a song that’s Paul Simon’s ‘Graceland’ and a load of music that we love. It inspired us to dance around the studio and it’s ridiculous to play live.” Absolutely fun.”
Bastille will be performing ‘Give Me the Future’ during a major UK field tour in April – you can find the full schedule and ticket details here.
Dan Smith and co. They are also due to play an intimate gig at London’s Earth Theater on February 2. The special performance is being held as part of the BRITs Week 2022 concert series in aid of the War Child.
Meanwhile, Smith has revealed that he is working on new projects in the “world of film and TV”. This came after the singer made his directorial debut with the sci-fi film-inspired video for ‘No Bad Days’.