Bastille have shared a hypnotic video for new song ‘Those Nights’, which you can check out below.
Directed by The Crooked Cynics, the new ‘Those Nights’ clip sees frontman Dan Smith singing from an old sofa while surrounded by a pile of unconscious bodies.
“Aren’t we all just looking for a little bit of hope these days?/Looking for somebody we can wake up with?” he sings, as the camera pans around the mass of people, surrounded by dark space.
‘Those Nights’ will appear on the band’s upcoming third album, Doom Days, which is due for release on 14 June. It follows their latest single ‘Joy’, for which a video was released last week, documenting the things people do when they think no one’s looking.
As uDiscover Music previously reported, Bastille will celebrate the release of the record with a special immersive and theatrical experience entitled Still Avoiding Tomorrow. The event will see the group team up with playwright and author Charlotte Bogard Macleod in creating three storylines from three different characters that relate to the narrative of the album. The band will also play Doom Days in full for the first time at the special launch party.
Last month, Bastille spoke to NME about the meaning behind the album’s title track. “We wanted to really cement what is that you might be trying to escape,” Dan Smith said. “So if the album is about a night out and it’s about escapism, I think we got to the end of the process and felt like it was really important to identify quite specifically what these modern anxieties that we all face are. Some of which feel really serious and oppressive and some of which are kind of ridiculous and mundane.”
Bastille will take the album on the road this summer as they play a series of festival slots, including appearances at Glastonbury and Reading & Leeds.
They will then embark on a club night tour in winter, visiting towns across the UK that are usually missed off tour schedules. For more information, please visit the band’s official website.