Grab a first taster of Bastille’s third album with ‘Quarter Past Midnight”

A tale of a time well past our bedtimes, Dear Reader.
Bastille have revealed the first taster of their forthcoming third album.

Titled ‘Quarter Past Midnight’, the track got a first airing last night in the Hottest Record in the World slot on BBC Radio 1.

“It’s just about trying to capture that Sliding Doors moment on a night out,” explains the band’s Dan Smith. “Some people are gonna go home; for some this is just the beginning. It became about being in someone’s car, driving through the city, and I wanted to try and capture that sense of excitement, and that rush.”

“It’s way easier to escape in the night time,” says Smith. “Places that aren’t normally open are open to the world, and the places that you associate with reality and work are all shut down. There’s a parallel universe that exists, and this other set of people who are out and about.”

Recorded and self-produced in their newly built studio (“an old porn studio that we turned into a place that could be ours”), it’s the product of a five month spell recording new music – the longest Bastille have spent in one place since releasing debut album ‘Bad Blood’ five years ago.

“Our first album was pieced together over a period of time, and then we never stopped to make our second record, we just carried on going,” Smith recalls. “So it was really unusual and awesome to stop, properly focus on one thing and live a life in London for a while.”

Check out ‘Quarter Past Midnight’ below.

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