Bastille are one of those artists that I have been meaning to write about for a while and, as yet, have not had chance to, so I’m seizing the opportunity as they promote their new video Overjoyed. Formerly the moniker of singer/songwriter Dan Smith, in the past few months Bastille has grown into a fully fledged band with an incredible buzz around them at the moment due to the sheer quality of the music they are producing. Overjoyed is a prime example of this and shows a versatility in comparison to previous fan favourite Flaws with a much more tender sound. Don’t get me wrong I loved Flaws as well, and have a habit of randomly singing it occasionally, but this softer side is so graceful, showing off some truly stunning vocals, that it’s difficult not to find yourself falling slowly in love with it that little bit more. It’s not often that this late in the year a track truly captures your imagination and outshines the wealth of music which has been released so far, but this is so beautifully written and executed that it is impossible to resist. It’s going to take someone a hell of a lot less affable than me to not find themselves moved by this.
Overjoyed is taken from the Laura Palmer EP which is out next week or currently streaming exclusively on Spotify.