get up off my feet and stop making tired excuses
♫ Bastille – What Would You Do? (City High cover)
If you only know UK’s Bastille from last year’s stellar jam “Flaws” then the emotional weight of his new mixtape may be a bit jarring. The thing is, what makes this guy so interesting is his ability to balance fun dance grooves with samples from Requiem For A Dream and lyrics about abused children (cover of City High’s “What Would You Do?” above). It’s more real then we expect our indie pop music to be. It’s also quite stunning.
On this more straightforward dance-song-sampling jam Bastille still lays a deep distortion filter on the vocals in the chorus, giving the thing an eerie ominous feeling. But still awesome and fun. Weird.
Bastille also covers Lana Del Rey’s “Blue Jeans” and brilliantly samples “Ms Jackson” on the EP. Other People’s Heartache is FREE so grab it now and go deep as we wait for more greatness from UK’s Bastille.