Bastille’s surprising new song ‘What You Gonna Do’, shows a different side to the band frontman Dan Smith says: “We finished the song and it felt urgent. We didn’t want to sit on it.”
This track comes after the bands acclaimed third album Doom Days.
“This next phase feels like a new beginning. It’s about completely tearing up our process, being spontaneous and starting again,”
“We’re just really excited by the new songs. I think we’re making some of the best music we’ve ever made. We want to put it out now and not wait for the whole album to be done before anyone starts to hear it. This is about where we are now and hearing us in real-time”
The build up to the chorus sounds arena ready and with six string wonder Coxon adding some magical textures this track is a must. Weaved between the slap of drums and joyful keys Coxon coaxes some magic out of this track with urgent indie strumming and clever lyrical lead lines.
The lyrics explore the frustration with the attention economy in which our ears and eyes are fiercely fought over, yet so few use it for anything worthwhile. “Whether we’re outside or online we’re perpetually hit by so many people vying for our attention,” Dan adds, “but we’re just left rolling our eyes at how rarely it’s for anything that decent or funny.”
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