Front man, Dan Smith, when asked about his album said, “I wanted each [song] to be its own story with its own atmosphere which brings in different sounds and elements of productions, incorporating aspects of different genres and styles that I love…”, according to an interview with gomoxie.org. He succeeded in his desire. Every song is different, but the band has a style unique to only them.
Morgan Parris, a senior at Audubon, has been a fan of Bastille nearly since they began. “They are really unique when it comes to pop-rock,” Parris said. “My favorite song is 'Laughter Lines' because it has great vocals and a good instrumental part backing them up.” Parris believes that bands similar to Bastille are “Imagine Dragons” and “Lorde.”
Overall this album is great if you enjoy slow alternative with a pop feel. Yet, no one can deny the fantastic vocals of Dan Smith. If you appreciate an amazing singer with a great band to back him up, this album is for you.