I shared a Bastille song with you all a while back, when I first discovered their single “Pompeii.” Well – ever since then I’ve basically made it my mission in life to make Captain America absolutely sick of the group – not on purpose mind you, but because I am absolutely IN LOVE with everything they do, and Dan Smith has the voice of an angel.
It’s very rare that you come across an entire album that you can play all the way through, no skipping songs; and All This Bad Blood is one of them. Although Bastille and Dan Smith both have a distinctive sound, each track is fresh and different – related but also able to stand alone – which means I can play them over and over and over again without it getting old.
Plus, the live versions of their songs sound just as fantastic as their vocals and instruments do on the recorded versions – which is something that almost no singer/band can pull off! So not only are they great artists, but they’re consistent too, which is part of the reason why I have mad respect for this group!
Check out two of my favorite songs from the album All This Bad Blood here: (Plus a bonus track just to prove my point of how awesome they really are, at the bottom!)
“When you fall asleep with your head upon my shoulder,
When you’re in my arms but you’ve gone somewhere deeper,
Are you going to age with grace?
Are you going to age without mistakes?
Are you going to age with grace,
Or only to wake and hide your face?”
Oblivion – Bastille
“You have always worn your flaws upon your sleeve,
And I have always buried them deep beneath the ground,
Dig them up; let’s finish what we’ve started,
Dig them up, so nothing’s left unturned…”
Flaws – Bastille
And just to prove to you that he really can sing anything – here’s a bonus clip of Dan Smith/Bastille covering a Miley Cyrus song and actually making me like it:
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