OKAY so I’ve been listening to Bastille for quite some time now and to be honest, Dan Smith is a GOD. The things he can do with his voice is ahhhhhmazing. First they tackle ‘Scrubs’ by TLC with it beginning as ‘Angels’ by The xx. GENIUS andddd it goes along so great with the song itself. I honestly expect the unexpected from them because I started listening to their music based on their ingenuity of mixing songs with other songs and making them sound legit as fuck. (I cuss a lot when I get excited… okay I cuss a lot period). So you’re listening to ‘No Scrubs’ with infused the xx then it happens… “Being as in love with you as I am” streams through and it’s magic. I’m in love. So here you are:
After you watch that, WATCH THIS! This one is why I put brilliant at the top. Bastille does the unimaginable. Covering Miley? Nooooooo. The intro and song throughout is Eminem’s ‘Lose Yourself’ but that is NOT the brilliance. You go through and jam it and then Bastille switches up a line “Only God can judge us” to “Only dad can judge us” which leads to… tun, tun, tunnnnnnnnn… Bastille sings ‘Achey Breaky Heart’ by Billy Ray Cyrus. Specifically: “Don’t Break His Achey Breaky Heart” trying not to laugh, Dan pulls through and makes this the brilliance through his glorious God given raspiness. Just watch it and love it.
And after you’re done, go listen to everything Bastille.