Bastille’s New Song Makes Us Smile

Dan Smith of Bastille in concert at Annexet, Stockholm, Sweden, Feb 2019. Photo by IBL/REX/Shutterstock (10110049i)

Bastille wants to bring you some joy.

The English band has released a brand new single all about that feeling of relief and happiness you get when you see the name of that special person on your cellphone screen.

“’Joy’ is the moment at the end, almost that moment of redemption when you wake up on the kitchen floor and all of the anxieties come flooding in,” lead singer Dan Smith explained. “Something as simple as a call or a message from somebody can bring you back at that moment and rip the piss out of you, make you feel ridiculous for the state you were in.”

The song’s lyrics include the lines: “Yeah, I feel my pulse quickening / When your name lights up the screen / Oh joy, when you call me / I was giving up, oh, I was giving in / How’d you always know when I’m down?”

“Joy” is the first single from their forthcoming album, Doom Days, which is set for release on the 14th of June.

The band’s third studio album comes ahead of their North American tour, which will run from September 16th to October 29th.

Sounds like happy days to us!