Bastille’s Dan Smith on Sci-Fi, the Future, and the Augmented Reality of Their New Album

The lead singer takes us into Give Me the Future, including collaborations with Riz Ahmed and Ryan Tedder

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Bastille’s Dan Smith sits down with Kyle Meredith to talk about Give Me the Future, the band’s fourth album, which finds them using sci-fi and predictions of the future as a concept behind alt-pop anthems.

The English artist discusses the virtual world in which the characters constantly escape into, using science fiction as a vehicle to write by, and creating Future Inc. as an augmented reality platform next to the music. Smith also dives into the collaborative nature of the process, a first for Bastille, including a spoken word piece from Riz Ahmed. Elsewhere, he shares his thoughts on the reality of our own future.

Listen to Dan Smith break down Bastille’s new LP, Give Me the Future, and more above or watch the full interview via the YouTube embed below. Also, make sure to like and subscribe to Kyle Meredith With… wherever you get your podcasts, and follow the Consequence Podcast Network for updates on all our shows.


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