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7 of the Best Bastille Songs out There ...

By Kelly

With all of the best Bastille songs out there, it is no wonder that they are becoming more and more popular. Bastille is a 4-member rock band from London who has taken the world by storm with their incredible sound and even more incredible lyrics. I was introduced to Bastille while studying abroad in Italy and I have been obsessed ever since. After checking out these best Bastille songs, you will be obsessed too.

Table of contents:

  1. Pompeii
  2. Poet
  3. Oblivion
  4. Bad blood
  5. Of the night
  6. The draw
  7. Flaws (at abbey road)

1 Pompeii

Of course the best Bastille songs is one of the most popular. You can’t turn on the radio without hearing their catchy single, “Pompeii.” It does a great job of featuring lead singer Dan Smith’s fabulous voice and has some great intro background vocals.

2 Poet

This song is one of my absolute favorites not only for its incredible sound but for the story the lyrics tell. Bastille paints a portrait of a young man who falls in love with a girl who doesn’t exist, so he creates her in his art to keep her forever. If you listen to the lyrics closely, you can watch the love story fold out in your head.

3 Oblivion

This story starts out slow with Smith’s haunting voice and then picks up fast in a magical way. My favorite part of this song is the background vocals that make the lyrics sound even more incredible.

4 Bad Blood

My favorite part of this song is the intro with the synthetic instruments setting the beat for the entire song. Once Smith starts singing, he adds another, less artificial layer to the song. And, as always, the lyrics for this Bastille song are amazing. If this is too slow paced for you, try the Lunice Remix that puts a fun twist on this song.

5 Of the Night

This is a remix of one of my favorite '90s songs, “Rhythm of the Night.” It adds a funky techno aspect to the song and brings it into the modern age. Bastille adds their own lyrics to the song to take it to a deeper level and create a song that is their own.

6 The Draw

This is one of Bastille’s more intense songs, but that doesn’t make it any less amazing. The repetitive background sets the dark tone of the song that is reinforced by Dan’s deeper voice. Right before the song ends, all hell breaks loose and they stray from their usually soft sound. They take full use of all of their instruments to create a sound that you just have to dance to with your entire body.

7 Flaws (at Abbey Road)

While I absolutely love the original "Flaws," Bastille’s recording of their song at Abbey Road is breathtaking. It includes beautiful violins and shows off just how incredible Dan Smith’s voice is. There is a slight echo in the song, which just adds to how incredible it is. Listen to this version, and you are bound to fall just as in love with Bastille as I am.

Bastille has such a unique sound that you don’t hear too often in music these days. Their instruments and background sound are more synthetic, but they make up for it with pure and simple vocals. Their music has a magical feel to it that anyone can appreciate. What did you think of these best Bastille songs? What are some other Bastille songs you just can’t get out of your head? Do you love Bastille’s music or are you not impressed by them?

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