Bastille have released a new music video for their recent album cut, ‘Hope For The Future’, which reflects on past environmental tragedies and maintains optimism about preventing future incidents.
The track was featured on their recent extended release, ‘Give Me The Future + Dreams Of The Past’, but was originally written for the upcoming documentary, ‘From Devil’s Breath’; the film tells the story of wildfire survivors and climate scientists, all of whom are fighting to prevent such environmental emergencies from repeating themselves.
Directed by Oscar-winning Orlando Van Einsiedel and executive produced by Leonardo DiCaprio, the documentary will be available from November 13th, with the new Bastille video – shot in frontman Dan Smith’s London home – having premiered at 4:30pm GMT today, November 3rd.
“I was given the chance to watch ‘From Devil’s Breath’ a while back, and was really moved by the incredibly powerful story that Orlando Von Einsiedel and the team have woven together,” Smith has recalled. It’s a heartbreaking story that’s beautifully told, so when they asked me to write a song for the end credits, it seemed important to make something that felt intimate, but also struck a balance between the more poignant elements of these people’s stories and the hope that the film ultimately gestures towards.
“This was the first song I ever wrote on a guitar,” he continued. “Over a few days I worked to build up the production and sonics with the hugely talented Charlie Barnes and Jack Duxbury, and it quickly became one of my favorite things we’ve made. It was also a helpful reset from the sonic and thematic world of our album ‘Give Me The Future’, and has laid the ground sonically for a lot of the music I’ve been making since.”
“I didn’t think we’d be lucky enough to make it with Orlando, Chloe Leland, and the team who made the film itself, which has been such a privilege,” the Bastille singer has stated on the newly-released video. “Orlando’s idea was to make the performance feel like it sat right within the world of the film, helping to re-tell the story in this shorter form. So, we shot the video in my house, sat around the kitchen in the room where I write, projecting footage onto the walls, and intercut this with moments from the film. It was so brilliant to be able to work with them all, and we’re really proud of the video we’ve been able to make with them.”
You can listen to ‘Give Me The Future + Dreams Of The Past’ here, and watch the new ‘Hope For The Future’ music video below:
The news follows Bastille’s recent confirmation that they will be celebrating the tenth anniversary of their debut album, ‘Bad Blood’, with a new slate of ten UK shows next year.