Bastille have shared their new video for Hope For The Future, the lead track for upcoming documentary From Devil’s Breath.
The video was shot by Oscar winning director Orlando Van Einsidel in Dan Smith’s London home.
The video comes a Bastille celebrate the 10th anniversary of their chart-conquering album Bad Blood. It follows the recent announcement that Bastille will headline at Manchester’s Castlefield Bowl.
Speaking about the video, Dan Smith said, “I was given the chance to watch From Devil’s Breath a while back, and was really moved by the incredibly powerful story that Orlando Von Einsiedel and the team have woven together. It’s a heart-breaking story that’s beautifully told, so when they asked me to write a song for the end credits, it seemed important to make something that felt intimate, but also struck a balance between the more poignant elements of these people’s stories and the hope that the film ultimately gestures towards. I also wanted it to feel and sound different, so this was the first song I ever wrote on a guitar. Sometimes songs seem to just fall out of your head, and this was very much one of those. I watched the film and then made the demo at home in a couple of hours. Over a few days I worked to build up the production and sonics with the hugely talented Charlie Barnes and Jack Duxbury, and it quickly became one of my favorite things we’ve made. It was also a helpful reset from the sonic and thematic world of our album Give Me The Future, and has laid the ground sonically for a lot of the music I’ve been making since.
“When we discussed making a video for ‘Hope For The Future,’ we all felt that it should be something simple that wouldn’t get in the way of the film and its story. I didn’t think we’d be lucky enough to make it with Orlando, Chloe Leland, and the team who made the film itself, which has been such a privilege. Orlando’s idea was to make the performance feel like it sat right within the world of the film, helping to re-tell the story in this shorter form. So, we shot the video in my house, sat around the kitchen in the room where I write, projecting footage onto the walls, and intercut this with moments from the film. It was so brilliant to be able to work with them all, and we’re really proud of the video we’ve been able to make with them.”
From Devil’s Breath tells the unlikely story of two remarkable narratives that come crashing together; the extraordinary, inspiring community of survivors of the deadly 2017 wildfires in Portugal, fighting to ensure what they’ve lived through can never happen again; and a revolutionary, world-changing scientific discovery which could help protect us all from the climate emergency. From Devil’s Breath will be premiering with MSNBC on November 13th at 10PM EST – it is directed by Orlando Van Einsidel and produced by Leonardo DiCaprio.
Hailed as a trailblazing album, Bad Blood featured the international hit, Pompeii and became the biggest-selling digital album of 2013. Bastille became that year’s biggest-selling global breakthrough act, with over 1 billion Spotify streams earning them the British Breakthrough Act award at the 2014 Brits, along with two Grammy nominations. Since then, ‘Bad Blood’ has gone on to achieve triple platinum status with over 1 million copies sold in the UK alone.
When do Bastille headline at Manchester’s Castlefield Bowl?
Bastille headline at Castlefield Bowl on 7 July 2023. The Manchester gig is one of 10 dates they have announced:
30 June – Newmarket Racecourses
1 July – Margate Dreamland
2 July – Devon Powderham Castle
7 July – Manchester Castlefield Bowl
9 July – Bridlington Spa
13 July – Leeds Millennium Square
14 July – London Alexandra Palace Park
19 July – Warwick Castle
23 July – Ludlow Castle