Bastille reflect on upbeat new song, “survivin’”

Frontman Dan Smith wrote the track prior to lockdown.

Bastille continue to tease their upcoming fourth album with the new song, “survivin’.”

Over a soaring pop rock production, the English four-piece reflect on their emotional seven-year journey as a band, assuring that they’ll pull through the dark times together. “What can I say? I’m survivin’ / Crawling out these sheets to see another day / What can I say? I’m survivin’ / And I’m gonna be fine, I’m gonna be fine, I think I’ll be fine,” frontman Dan Smith sings on the brassy chorus, which features saxophone courtesy of Bastille’s touring member Rittipo.

According to Smith, he had written the song prior to lockdown but its introspective message grew into something timelier than ever. “At the start of lockdown I felt very self-conscious about having written a song that felt relevant when it wasn’t intended to be, but then I also think 2020 is the year we all stopped pretending everything’s fine,” he said in a statement.


“survivin’” is the second single released from Bastille’s forthcoming album, following July’s “WHAT YOU GONNA DO???.” The as-yet-untitled LP is a follow-up to Bastille’s 2019 album, Doom Days, which featured the songs “Those Nights” and “Joy.”

Check out the lyric video for “survivin’” below:

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