Today is an exciting day! Bastille has just released their first new solo track since 2016’s Album (Wild World). Dan Smith dropped the new tune as he sat in for Annie Mac alongside Nick Grimshaw on BBC Radio 1 tonight.
The track, named Quarter Past Midnight, features the usual Bastille hallmarks, a mega-catchy chorus, 80s synth hooks, Dan’s effortlessly falsetto voice taking us on a journey of EPIC proportions. It invokes a sense of summer joy, perfectly in time with the changing weather across the UK, and we can only imagine dancing our arses off to it at a festival.
Quarter Past Midnight is due to be part of their new album scheduled for later this year, though details are still under tight wraps. The track release has been widely promoted across social media with a curious campaign alluding to the title. This started last Sunday at midnight with a series of cryptic digital clock images posted to their Instagram every minute until quarter-past the hour, when they released the first preview of the song on Twitter. Eager fans were encouraged to call a number on the official Bastille website some claiming they even got to speak to Dan themselves.
It’s exciting news, made even more so by the fact you could be the first to see them perform Quarter Past Midnight live at Neverworld 2018. They are joined by Clean Bandit, Declan McKenna, Tom Grennan and hundreds more at this immersive, yet highly intimate festival. There are a limited handful of £119 weekend tickets still available, so don’t miss out on buying your now.