Directed by Elliott Sellers (Portugal. The Man, Broken Bells, St. Lucia), the clip premiered today on Vevo.
Dan Smith, Bastille’s vocalist/songwriter, says, “‘Blame’ was one of the first songs we wrote for Wild World and it has grown and developed a life of its own as we’ve played it live over the last year or so. Guitars have become a bigger part of our sound on this record and I think that’s pretty evident here.
“The song is about a dramatic stand off between two gangsters and nods to ‘American History X’ and ‘The Godfather.’ We were really excited to make the video with Elliott Sellers, whom we really admire. It’s been a fun excuse to expand upon the visual world of this album and we can’t wait for people to see it.”
“Blame” is from Bastille’s new album, Wild World (Virgin Records), which also contains the hit “Good Grief,” which topped Mediabase’s Alternative Airplay chart. Wild World is the follow-up to Bastille’s debut album, Bad Blood, which has sold more than four million albums worldwide and featuresthe 5x Platinum single “Pompeii.”
The U.K. band plays 96.3’s Snow Show tonight at Myth Nightclub in Maplewood, MN and headlines the Peabody Opera House in St. Louis, MO tomorrow. Look for Bastille’s “Wild, Wild World Tour,” coming to North American in March 2017.