Bastille's new album 'Wild World' retains the vivid, filmic songwriting of its predecessor but pushes the band's unique sound in new directions. Lyrically, too, it's a leap forward. "If our first album was about growing up and the anxieties surrounding it, our second is about trying to make sense of the world around you, both as you see it and as it's presented to you through the media," Dan Smith explains. "It's also about asking questions of the world and of the people in it."
Bastille announced the album's title by releasing this cinematic trailer on Facebook last week. It amassed over 500,000 views in just 48 hours and now has upwards of 1.2 million views. The band revealed further details about Wild World in this exclusive DIY cover story.