Bastille have shared a contender for song of the summer with their new single, “Remind Me”, out today. The breezy, sensual and deceptively contemplative track demonstrates Bastille’s unrivaled ability to craft infectious melodies and irresistible hooks. Listen to it now below.
“Remind Me” arrives alongside a music video, which is a mesmerizing fly through of Bastille’s pioneering Give Me The Future Experience, launched this week on Oculus HERE. Formulated using footage from a special one-off show dubbed the ‘Futureverse’ gig, the band were able to bring the metaverse to a real-life physical performance using cutting-edge virtual production technologies. Watch the video now below.
“Remind Me” began life in LA whilst the band was working with Rami Yacoub from Max Martin’s production team MxM. Speaking about “Remind Me,” Dan says, “I started working on ‘Remind Me’ a few years ago in LA with some writer friends at the very beginning of the Give Me The Future album process. We weren’t really sure what it would be for but always loved how different it felt. Finishing it off in London with Mark Crew and the rest of the guys, we’d wanted to make something sharp and minimal. The lyrics are about how our minds can taunt us with memories that play uncontrollably like scenes on a loop, so we set the track over this hypnotic, rolling guitar riff. We invited a bunch of singers to lend their voices to the track. We’d been diving into a bunch of music from the 80’s that had sounded futuristic at the time, so it fits with the ideas of the past’s versions of the future that we explore across the album. This song was like a jumping off point for us a couple of years ago and helped shape the sonic tone of the whole Give Me The Future album. Plus, I’m a massive Michel Gondry and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind fan, and love how that film explores memory and relationships, so it was fun to nod to it.”
The track features background vocals from the band Fours and Zimbabwean-British singer Rationale.
Bastille are currently on a huge tour of the US before returning to Europe and the UK this summer for a string of festival sets, including Kendal Calling, and Reading and Leeds Festival. They then set off on a South American and European tour later this year.
UPCOMING “GIVE ME THE FUTURE” US TOUR DATES:
June 10, 2022 Detroit, MI Masonic Temple Theatre
June 11, 2022 Pittsburgh, PA Roxian Theatre
June 12, 2022 Indianapolis, IN WonderRoad Festival
June 14, 2022 New Haven, CT College Street Music Hall
June 15, 2022 Philadelphia, PA The Met
June 17, 2022 Columbus, OH KEMBA Live! Outdoor