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Bastille Release Hope For The Future Video

Thursday, 03 November 2022 Written by Laura Johnson

Bastille have shared a video for Hope For The Future.

The track appears on their latest album, 'Give Me The Future', which came out in February. The clip, meanwhile, was directed by Oscar-winner Orlando Van Einsiedel at frontman Dan Smith’s London home.

The video features scenes from Van Einsiedel's upcoming documentary, From Devil’s Breath, which was executive produced by Leonardo DiCaprio and delves into our current climate emergency. 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.”

About the video, he continued: “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 will premiere with MSNBC on November 13 at 10pm EST. Check out the trailer below.

Bastille recently announced the Bad Blood X Tour of the UK and Ireland for next summer. Pre-sale tickets for Exeter and Newmarket are on sale now, with general sale for all dates starting at 10am tomorrow (November 4).

Bastille Upcoming Tour Dates are as follows

Wed June 28 2023 - DUBLIN Trinity College
Fri June 30 2023 - NEWMARKET Newmarket Racecourses
Sat July 01 2023 - MARGATE Dreamland Margate
Sun July 02 2023 - EXETER Powderham Castle
Fri July 07 2023 - MANCHESTER Castlefield Bowl
Sun July 09 2023 - BRIDLINGTON Bridlington Spa
Thu July 13 2023 - LEEDS Millennium Square
Fri July 14 2023 - LONDON Alexandra Palace Park
Wed July 19 2023 - WARWICK Warwick Castle
Sun July 23 2023 - LUDLOW Ludlow Castle

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