Bastille performed for fans at the iHeartRadio Theater on Tuesday evening (September 6) in Los Angeles.
Hosted by iHeartRadio, the 60 minute live event celebrated the band’s new album Wild World which is available now.
Bastille performed their new hit “Good Grief” along with many of their previous hit songs, including “Pompeii” and “Bad Blood,” as well as “Icarus.” The event also included an intimate Q&A with host Andy Harms discussing Bastille’s new album.
In case you weren’t at the show (or missed the live stream), here’s a recap of what went down:
- When asked about the first step in creating the new album, Dan Smith responded saying that the “Bad Blood” album was created in a bedroom and the songs had an element of fiction and imagination; they were thinking bigger than the situation they were in. This new album was created over the course of three years on a tour bus and backstage. They were able to add in new elements like the guitar and trumpets.
- The band spoke about the creative art behind the new album cover saying that it’s “emblematic of what the album is about. As an image it’s two friends in the context of this big, mad city and that’s a lot of what this record is.” Dan goes on by saying that it’s about the complicated friendships and relationships, good and bad, and that can be the core of things.
- The band spoke about how film and television quotes and scenes have made its way into the new album to help tell the story and give a more interesting texture. The song “Good Grief” featured a clip from Weird Science’s actress Kelly Lebrock who the band confirmed they’ve been in an email exchange with Lebrock asking her to join them on stage. Come on, Kelly. Fans would love it!
- Although the band has the song, “Laura Palmer” inspired by David Lynch’s Twin Peaks, Dan confirmed that the entire band has never seen the show.