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 hisÂ abilityÂ to balance fun dance grooves with samples fromÂ RequiemÂ 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 eerieÂ ominousÂ feeling. But still awesome and fun. Weird.
Bastille also covers Lana Del Rey’s “Blue Jeans” andÂ brilliantlyÂ samples “Ms Jackson” on the EP.Â Other People’s HeartacheÂ is FREE so grab it now and go deep as we wait for more greatness from UK’s Bastille.
https://www.theburningear.com/media/2012/03/Bastille-Other-Peoples-Heartache.jpg850850Brandonhttps://www.theburningear.com/media/2015/03/TBE-Header-Logo-2015-stack1.pngBrandon2012-03-31 19:33:302012-03-31 19:33:30[EP] Bastille - OTHER PEOPLE'S HEARTACHE (w/ "What Would You Do?" & "Of The Night")