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Bastille enjoy making frivolous pop songs serious

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Bastille's Dan Smith

Bastille have said they enjoy taking pop songs and revealing their deeper meaning.

The band’s singer Dan Smith told MTV News, “I think pop music is quite nice and malleable. It’s nice to take quite frivolous songs and make them really serious.”

Smith continued, “The first cover we ever did was What Would You Do? [City High]. When we started out, we didn’t have enough songs to play a full set, so we had to throw that one in. We did it because it’s one of those songs that everyone knows.”

Bastille’s latest single Of The Night is a cover of Corona’s 1993 dance anthem The Rythmn Of The Night.

On their new single he added, “Everyone seems to know the chorus by heart, but no one knows who it’s by or where they know it from. Some of our younger fans think we wrote it.

“Some people are too young to remember it and are like ‘That song’s weird. When was Dan a stripper?’”

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