Bastille’s re-recorded version of REO Speedwagon’s “Can’t Fight This Feeling” is out now. It’s a classic song that suits the band’s sound beautifully cementing the reputation of the four-piece as one of the world’s most captivating live bands. Arranged and produced by Mara Carlyle and co-produced by Hugh Brunt, the track features the London Contemporary Orchestra, with vocals recorded by Dan Smith at the legendary Capitol Studios in L.A.
Over the course of nearly a decade together, Bastille’s unique sound – that cinematic, melancholic pop that masks the bleak realities reflected in their lyrics – has connected with audiences across the globe like no other British band in recent memory.
One of their most memorable tracks was during the episode of Vampire Diaries when Stefan found out Elena was in love with his brother, Damon and Tyler finds his world pack has been massacred – layering the scene with powerful unspoken moments.
In 2011 South Londoner, Dan Smith, started Bastille alone in his bedroom, releasing 300 copies of Bastille’s debut single. Relentless gigging, genuine word of mouth, some smartly curated mixtapes meant that within a few years — and with Chris Wood (drums), Will Farquarson (guitar) and Kyle Simmons (keyboards) added to the line-up, Bastille became a global phenomenon. The band’s chart-conquering twice No.1 debut album Bad Blood, which featured the international hit, “Pompeii” was the biggest-selling digital album of 2013. They became that year’s biggest-selling global breakthrough act, with over a billion Spotify streams earning them the British Breakthrough Act award at the 2014 Brits, along with two Grammy nominations.
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