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01 NOVEMBER 2019 (TORONTO, ON) - Bastille release stunning new track, "Another Place" featuring Grammy winning artist, Alessia Cara. The song originally appeared on the band’s new album, Doom Days. Alessia Cara makes a guest appearance on the new version after she joined the band on stage in her hometown of Toronto during the band’s recent extensive U.S tour.
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“I’d always heard “Another Place” as a duet and wanted it to be a story told from two perspectives. It’s not something we’ve ever done, outside of our mixtapes but we are huge fans of Alessia’s—her voice and her song-writing are so distinct and brilliant—and we sent it to her to see if she’d be up for jumping on it with us. We love her verse and everything that she’s brought to the song - I think she really elevates it.” Dan explains
Smith continues, “We all got to spend some time together in her home town of Toronto recently, where she joined us on stage to sing “Another Place” together for the first time, and where we shot the surrealist video for the song. It’s been really great to bring a new voice into the “Doom Days” universe, and we’re so happy that Alessia was up for coming along with us for it.
Alessia Cara adds, "I’ve been a Bastille fan since their early stuff so doing this song with them was genuinely so exciting. I met Dan last year and we got on really well. We talked about doing something together and he sent me the song a little while later. I loved the concept and thought it was both sonically and lyrically really great, as all Bastille stuff is. It all came together pretty naturally, and I can’t wait for people to hear it."
Bastille continue to cement their reputation as one of the world’s most captivating live bands. The four-piece have just completed a two month long North American tour, taking in shows in Canada and Mexico. The visually stunning show brings the nighttime concept of Doom Days to life, with the set broken up into three acts and time-stamped like the album’s tracklist with apocalyptic scenes mirroring the record’s urgency to escape. Later this month, the band will embark on special run of Doom Days club shows. The shows will give fans the opportunity to hear the record played live in its entirety in far reaching corners of the UK away from the traditional touring route.
Over the summer the Brit winning band played huge festival slots across the UK and Europe with acclaimed sets at both Glastonbury and Reading. Their critically acclaimed third album Doom Days, released in June charted Top 5 in both the UK and US, the only British band alongside The Beatles and Queen to have an album chart top 5 in both charts in 2019 (the only other act being Ed Sheeran) Doom Days also debuted at No.1 on Billboard’s Alternative Album Sales chart. Lead single “Joy” has amassed more than 70 million combined streams globally.
Bastille have sold over eight million albums and amassed more than 11 billion cumulative streams globally. The band were introduced internationally with the globally huge single “Pompeii”, which is now 6x Platinum in the US alone. Marshmello and Bastille’s hit single “Happier” has topped the charts around the world, with cumulative streams exceeding 3.5 billion. It is certified 5x Platinum in the US and has sold more than 15 million units in the rest of the world. It has spent a record-breaking 56 weeks at No.1 on Billboard’s Dance chart.
Internationally renowned singer Alessia Cara made her breakthrough in 2015 with the release of her viral song “Here”. She released her debut album KNOW-IT-ALL later that year and went on to win Best New Artist at the 2018 Grammy Awards. She has previously collaborated with the likes of Logic, Zedd, and Troye Sivan, and reached the Top 10 in the US with “Here”, “Scars To Your Beautiful”, and “Stay”. She released her second album ‘The Pains Of Growing’ last year.
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