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Bastille Explore the Downfalls of Life Behind a Phone Screen in New Single ‘WHAT YOU GONNA DO???’

Bastille surprised fans on Thursday (July 30) with the release of their new single featuring Graham Coxon, “WHAT YOU GONNA DO???,” an electrifying take on what life is like when living it behind a screen.

“Sally’s never outside / Got a screen to hide behind / She says she’s happy on the inside / And got a lot of friends online,” frontman Dan Smith chants in the incandescent tune’s second verse.

“We finished the song, and it felt urgent. We didn’t want to sit on it,” Smith said of the song’s seemingly random release. “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 accompanying video features vintage-inspired animations which portray the face-melting loss of reality when technology takes over.

“WHAT YOU GONNA DO???” is Bastille’s first release since their 2019 album, Doom Days. Watch the new music video below.

 

 

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