We are finally getting new music from Bastille after their massive Bad Blood debut, and it was definitely worth the wait. Bastille have announced VS. Other People’s Heartache Pt. III which is their third mixtape compilation. Unlike the first two mix tapes which were covers/mashups, Dan explained that “all the songs are originals and every track is a collaboration ‘vs’ other people.”
“The Driver” is the only song on the new mixtape that isn’t a collaboration, but it’s still killer. Bastille have maintained their dark haunting sound and yet are still able to create such diverse music. This is also the first released song off of Zane Lowe’s re-score of the film Drive soundtrack, which also includes The 1975, Chvrches, SBTRKT, Foals, and more.
Bastille first released “Torn Apart” vs Grades vs Lizzo, which has a great beat, and cool r&b x rock vibe . The 8-track compilation will feature HAIM, Rag n Bone Man, Tyde, MNEK, and many more. They have also performed “Weapon” vs Angel Haze vs F*UG*Z vs Braque at numerous concerts.
VS. Other People’s Heartache Pt. III comes out on December 12, 2014, and you can preorder now to get “The Driver” instantly! Their mixtapes aren’t as popular as their Bad Blood album, but there are some really impressive tracks on their mixtapes that show their incredible diversity. They are currently on their North American All This Bad Blood Tour, and will hopefully release their sophomore album early next year!
1.Fall Into Your Arms (Bastille vs. The Gemma Sharples Quartet)
2. Bite Down (Bastille vs. HAIM)
3. bad_news (Bastille vs. MNEK)
4. The Driver
5. Axe To Grind (Bastille vs. Tyde vs. Rationale)
6. Torn Apart (Bastille vs. Grades vs. Lizzo)
7. Weapon (Bastille vs. Angel Haze vs. F-U-G-Z vs. Braque)
8. Remains (Bastille vs. Rag N Bone Man vs. Skunk Anansie)