Bastille premiered their new single “Distorted Light Beam”, co-written and co-produced with Ryan Tedder alongside the band’s long-time collaborator Mark Crew, on Annie Mac‘s BBC Radio 1 show on June 23.

The song is from the band’s upcoming fourth studio album due out later this year.

Through the song, the band reflects on how people keep changing and the ways in which they can manipulate realities to fit a narrative that suits them better.

“When I’m dreaming tonight, I can do anything/ When I’m dreaming tonight, I can go anywhere/ When I’m dreaming tonight, I can be anyone…” sings Bastille frontman Dan Smith.

“For us ‘Distorted Light Beam’ soundtracks dancing through some twisted, euphoric futuristic club space,” explained Smith. “It’s a song about limitless possibilities – which isn’t something any of us actually have in real life right now, so it’s been fun to explore that idea while experimenting with new sounds in our music.”

Bastille’s last album was Doom Days in 2019. The band released their Goosebumps EP in December 2020.

(Photo: Reece Owen)

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