Bastille have just announced the release of Give Me The Future + Dreams Of The Countryt, a three-part extended edition of their shimmering number one album Give Me The Future.
The record comprises of 27 tracks and will be released on 26th August, featuring another album’s worth of new songs, collaborations and covers. Its lead single is the rave-ready club banger’Revolution.‘
‘Give Me The Future‘Explore a futuristic wonderland, free from restrictions. The album embraces a new wave of technology, which enables us to get lost inside our imagination and travel back and forward in time to be anyone or do anything.
Now, the band are adding a further installation to this celebrated release, sharing a three-part extended edition of the album, dubbed’Give Me The Future + Dreams Of The Past‘ featuring another album’s worth of new material.
singer/songwriter dan smith said,
“In releasing this version of the record, we wanted to give the complete picture of what we intended with this album and also explore the idea that you can choose your own adventure. You can dive into the ideas of the future and an electronic world, or you can fall back into the past – away from technology and into ideas of memory and nostalgia – both thematically and musically. Or you can choose full-on dancefloor heartbreak escape.”
The new songs emphasize the link between the future and past, highlighting the ability to choose to go backwards as well as forwards in more nostalgic cuts such as the Graceland-inspired ‘Family Ties,’ written about Smith’s memories of visiting his late aunt in South Africa.
‘Revolution’ had always been one of the core songs for ‘Give Me The Future’ and took inspiration from Quincy Jones’ production and The Weeknd’s ‘Can’t Feel My Face‘. dansaid,
“The chorus is about the intimacy of human connection in the context of some science fiction, space-centered imagery. But it’s also about the idea of those amazingly thoughtful people who spend their lives trying to change the world in a positive way,” explains Dan. “I’m totally over-awed by people like that – if you’re one of them, like an inventor, activist or scientist, you have to have the ability to imagine a version of the future that’s better than what currently exists, and then have that energy to actually work to make it happen. Alongside all the other things life throws at you. So, I wanted to nod to those people and the idea that before anything big happens, most of them will have had these little revolutions in their minds, a change of perspective that leads to something bigger.”
Since the release of the record, Bastille have created an immersive experience at their sold out gigs, bringing the themes of the album to life in arenas across the UK and on a tour of North America.
At this year’s Glastonbury Festival, organizers had to cordon off the area around the 1,000 capacity William’ Green tent as there were so many people trying to catch a glimpse of their secret gig.
Such fervent scenes will continue across the summer as the band play huge sets at festivals across the UK and Europe, including Boardmasters, Sziget and two mammoth sub-headliner spots at Reading & Leeds 2022. Following that, they’ll take the ‘Give Me The Future’ tour to South America, stopping in Argentina and Brazil, before continuing their tour across Europe.
‘Give Me The Future + Dreams Of The Past‘ will be released on 26th August and can be pre-ordered here:
Full Tracklisting below:
PART ONE – GIVE ME THE FUTURE
01_Distorted Light Beam
02_Thelma + Louise
03_No Bad Days
04_Brave New World (Interlude)
05_Back To The Future
07_Promises (by Riz Ahmed)
08_Shut Off The Lights
10_Give Me The Future
12_Total Dissociation (Interlude)
13_Future Holds [feat. BIM]
PART TWO – DREAMS OF THE PAST
01_Back To The Innerverse (Interlude)
04_Distorted Light Beam (Reprise)
07_No More Bad Days
08_Hope For The Future
PART THREE – OTHER PEOPLE’S HEART ACHE
01_Other People’s Heartache (Interlude)
02_Run Into Trouble [Alok x Bastille]
04_Eight Hours [Bastille x Tyde]
05_Dancing In The Dark