7 Songs, 23 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Bastille have never been afraid to use other artists’ songwriting as a canvas. Since 2012, the Other People’s Heartache series has experimented with different sounds and genres through covers. While Pt. III veered away from covers, the UK quartet’s fourth installment returns to mash-ups and samples, parlaying garage, pop and R&B standards into a lo-fi, cinematic mixtape. Craig David opens En Vogue’s “Don’t Let Go (Love)” with a misty-eyed croon before the track segues into Kianja’s honeyed vocals, and Rationale’s androgynous baritone oozes over a trance-like rendition of Sweet Female Attitude’s “Flowers.” The collection’s lone original, “Grip,” explores darker themes with a percussive build that shares DNA with Bastille’s own hit “Pompeii” and climaxes in a distorted chorus. Throughout, frontman Dan Smith’s vocals swirl and harmonize with those of his rap, dance, and soul guests—proving that the quirkier the collaboration, the better.

Apple Digital Master

EDITORS’ NOTES

Bastille have never been afraid to use other artists’ songwriting as a canvas. Since 2012, the Other People’s Heartache series has experimented with different sounds and genres through covers. While Pt. III veered away from covers, the UK quartet’s fourth installment returns to mash-ups and samples, parlaying garage, pop and R&B standards into a lo-fi, cinematic mixtape. Craig David opens En Vogue’s “Don’t Let Go (Love)” with a misty-eyed croon before the track segues into Kianja’s honeyed vocals, and Rationale’s androgynous baritone oozes over a trance-like rendition of Sweet Female Attitude’s “Flowers.” The collection’s lone original, “Grip,” explores darker themes with a percussive build that shares DNA with Bastille’s own hit “Pompeii” and climaxes in a distorted chorus. Throughout, frontman Dan Smith’s vocals swirl and harmonize with those of his rap, dance, and soul guests—proving that the quirkier the collaboration, the better.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
37 Ratings

37 Ratings

koalapuppy ,

Beautiful and awesome

This mixtape satisfied my need for more Bastille, also “Wild World [Intro]” is THE most beautiful,lovely,and pleasant song that my eardrums have had the opportunity to hear.

Icanycreatanicknamesorry ,

LOVE IT

I’ve never been disappointed and I love the new and old sounds! The voices mesh so wonderfully and pleasing to hear and UGH AMAZING! Can’t wait for dooms day!

c0xymama ,

Best kind of experimental album

Many artists release albums that are different from their main music. Bastille’s mixtape albums are so different than any other artist. They cover songs, remix them, and release original content. This one is the best they’ve released yet, with the best song (in my opinion) The Descent.