It has been a while since I shared a music crush with you. The last real one goes all the way back to Hurts (I found their 2nd album a bit disappointing, but if you find that bit of news sad, I can discuss the why in the comments below).
Today, it’s time for Bastille. I discovered this quatuor when they were opening for Keane at the Casino de Paris: that day, I really enjoyed their Snap/Corona reprisal: Rythm is a dancer/Rythm of the night (brilliant isn’t it? Just listen!) but I hadn’t dug deeper, don’t know why! (Probably too engrossed in Keane)
The switch happened during my last trip to Thaïland, when I saw the Pompeii music video on tv: a reminder that got me listening to the complete Bad Blood album, and that’s when love struck.
It has everything I could possibly love musically speaking: melodies that are sometimes nostalgic (“Overjoyed” is one of my favorites), but never fall into pathos, 80s influences and “Oh Oooh” inspired by that same decade, the captivating voice of the leader, Dan Smith (serious competition for Theo of Hurts, but a tad more rough).
I hadn’t been this taken for a long time: apparently, they’re pretty huge in the UK (among other places) right now but I get the feeling that in France, we’re not such huge fans of these pop rock bands, which is a shame I think. However, maybe you’ll enjoy this perfect album as much as I did. I’ll let you be the judge … and love it.(English translation by Bleu Marine)
Crédits photos : Lastfm.com