- ARTIST: Bastille
- SONG: Quarter Past Midnight
SO ALEX, WHY IS THIS YOUR SONG OF THE WEEK?
Fresh from their appearance on Craig David’s huge hit (and former #SongoftheWeek back in January) with ‘I Know You’, Bastille are now back to the business of releasing new material from what will be their forthcoming third album.
‘Quarter Past Midnight’ is a beautifully written and melodic follow-up to their collaboration with Craig, and still retaining the lyrical themes of living in the moment and unpredictability of a night out. It calls to mind ‘Maniac’ from the soundtrack of Flashdance with a not unwelcome drum’n’bass vibe to proceedings. Dan Smith’s vocal is something quite spectacular on here too, especially at the yelpy bits on the chorus.
However, as I see it, Bastille as a band seem to currently be defined by their earlier success with hits like ‘Pompeii’ and ‘Of The Night’ in 2013, meaning this track has, thus far, been a bit slower to catch on for the general public than might otherwise be the case.
Either way, it would be a terrible shame if this doesn’t rise through the ranks to become another top 10 hit for them this summer. Musically, this superb release certainly has all the hallmarks to do so.
‘Quarter Past Midnight’ is available to stream and download now via Virgin Records. Twitter: @bastilledan
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