Music Monday: Pompeii by Bastille
We are totally loving this song!
Bastille are an English rock band formed in 2010 in London. The four-piece consists of members; Dan Smith, Chris Wood, William Farquarson and Kyle Simmons. The name of the band comes from Bastille Day, which occurs on the same day as Smith’s birthday, July 14th.
In December 2010, Bastille signed a record contract with Virgin Records, and started gaining steam. Their debut single, “Overjoyed” was released in April 2012. Their second single followed in August 2012, and shares the name as the band’s first studio album: “Bad Blood.” That song gained moderate success in the UK, charting at ninety. “Flaws,” the third song from Bad Blood, debuted at number twenty-one.
That brings us to this killer song, “Pompeii.” This jam was released to huge demand in February 2013. It charted at number two in the UK and number five in the US. The band has been nominated for four Brit Awards in 2014, including for British Breakthrough Act, British Group, British Single of the Year and won British Album of the Year. As of February 2014, Bastille have sold over 2.07 million records in the UK alone.
I first noticed them when they performed on Saturday Night Live on January 25, 2014. Kill City.
Check out the official video: