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BASTILLE Release Sincere New Single ‘survivin’

Splashed in positivity, survivin’ is a joyful anthem that serves as an antidote to the modern society.

Bastille 2020

It’s no secret that modern society is a cause of increasing anxiety levels within all of us, the idea that everything we do is tracked online, the fact that finding a job, a house and being successful just isn’t as accessible as it once was and the notion that people don’t suffer from loneliness just because FaceTime exists puts pressure on people to be perfect but Bastille say they’re survivin’ and that’s perfectly okay. The new track offers a lyrically truthful look at anxiety, the modern world and how we wish to be perceived by others.

Entering into a new phase, survivin’ is a pop-led track with elements of jazz whilst keeping within the realms of an uncomplicated and catchy tune. survivin’ opens with a subtle rolling of the drums and underlying electronic beat as Dan Smith’s ever angelic vocal flows through. The chorus is a golden beam of light that shines through the window at the end of the day creating smiles on unsuspecting faces as the saxophone lines brilliantly overpower certain sections creating rapturous delight. 

Speaking on the new release, Dan shares:

There’d been times when I felt like I’d been in a washing machine and on a conveyor belt at the same time, but when people asked me how I was doing, the answer was always the British cliché: ‘Yep, all good, fine’.

At the start of lockdown I felt very self-conscious about having written a song that felt relevant when it wasn’t intended to be, but then I also think 2020 is the year we all stopped pretending everything’s fine.