BASTILLE - SEND THEM OFF!
Released September 2, 2016
By Kendra Cooper
Bastille brings the drama with their new single Send Them Off! Fresh from Bastille’s latest album Wild World, the song tells us tales of a love filled with jealousy and desperation.
It opens with spoken word followed by brazen brass and a baseline built for a classic. Here is the perfect sound for suspicious and maddening thoughts that spin round and round in your head. There’s no one better to use as a reference to troubled romance than Shakespeare himself, so Othello gets a nod with “Desdemona, won't you liberate me?When I'm haunted by your ancient history.”
Dan Smith is pushing the poetic boundaries by pulling lyrics from bookshelves, and it worked for this musical call out for mental liberation.