Goblins and ghouls and demons, oh my! Yes, it’s nearly that time of year again (the best time of the year) – Halloween. With the spooky themed holiday just around the corner, Bastille unveils their approriately timed and delightfully hair-raising music video for their new track, “Send Them Off”.
“Send Them Off” is the second single off of the band’s latest album Wild World, which has already seen widespread success since it’s release on the 9th September. It topped the charts in 20 countries around the world, including being top five in the US and grabbing the No.1 spot in the UK for two consecutive weeks; making it the third album in 2016 to gain that title. But we obviously wouldn’t expect anything less from our shining cover stars.
In the video, we’re taken on an eerie journey alongside the protagonist, as he makes his way (more like runs his way) through creepy occurances, as they plague him no matter where he turns. In the ultimate Haunted House, he encounters ghouls galore while trying to escape from a horned, shadowy creature. He’s cornered by swarms of insects, fiery rooms, couples making out and surprise – Bastille! A friendly face at last… or is it? The boys we know and love are eerily still and detached, and seem quite possibly, possessed. The horror! The injustice! Thankfully, it’s all make believe, so the band is not possessed and we can all breathe again. The music video is “reminiscent of scenes from” horror films like ‘Eyes Wide Shut’ and ‘Rosemary’s Baby’, with Bastille putting a “very modern twist on Dante’s Divine Comedy.”
Discussing Wild World, Dan tells us, “if our first album was about growing up and the anxieties surrounding it. Our second is about trying to make sense of the world around you, both as you see it and as it’s presented to you through the media. It’s also about asking questions of the world and of the people in it. We wanted the album to be a bit disorientating – at times extroverted and introverted, light and dark.”
Dark, indeed. Going on tour for the album, the band have a ton of dates lined up for ther biggest headline tour yet, becoming the most successful selling tour by any British act this year. They’re going to be playing at twelve UK arenas, including London’s O2. They even had to add another date for their O2 show, as the first show sold out within hours! That’s our boys.