Bastille — No Bad Days

Bastille has released a new single “No Bad Days” from their upcoming album Give Me the Future. The track, co-written by the band’s lead singer Dan Smith, sounds a lot more electronic than Bastille’s previous work but is in line with the other singles from Give Me the Future. The track is the fourth single before the album release expected on Feb. 4, 2022. 

“No Bad Days” starts off strong with lyrics, “When you got the call / That no one wants to have / Sick of hospitals.” The song feels like what you would tell a family member or friend at the end of a long terminal illness: “Burn your money / Ain’t worth nothing on your curtain call […] So your future’s lost / But they can’t take your past […] There’ll be no bad days.

Bastille released a music video to accompany the release of “No Bad Days.” In the video, Smith, who co-directed the music video, said in a press release, “It’s really satisfying to have finally directed, and I’m really proud of the little film we made. I grew up with film as my main obsession, so this was a bit of a dream. I learned a shitload, and it was good to be challenged in a new way.” In the futuristic video, we can see Smith working on a robot, extracting memories from his head to import them into the robot in an attempt to replace the loss.

About the upcoming album, Smith said in a press release, “Working on these songs in such an apocalyptic period, with everyone stuck at home, glued to screens, fed into the feeling that what is real and what is not has become pretty difficult to discern sometimes. We’re in the age of deep fake, fake news and lying world leaders. But online, you can be anyone. What that does to our sense of self and to our relationships is huge, and it’s fascinating.” The album Give Me the Future will be the fourth studio album. You can preorder it here.