Bastille Performs “Shut Off The Lights” on The Late Late Show with James Corden
- British pop rock band Bastille appeared on The Late Late Show with James Corden to perform “Shut Off The Lights”.
The song is included on their fourth studio album “Give Me the Future”, which was released on February 4, 2022.
It was written by Daniel Smith, Philip Plested, Jonny Coffer and Mark Crew. Produced by Daniel Smith, Jonny Coffer and Mark Crew.
Frontman Dan Smith said of the song, “We wanted to make something that reflected the euphoria and the fun of the song. The track is a moment of humanity, normality, and intimacy on the album, so a video celebrating small funny moments in the day seemed to make sense. Plus, it just makes us want to dance, so it seemed only right to get that in there too.”
The new album reached No. 1 on the UK Albums chart.
- Dan Smith shared on social media, “Although a bunch of the album is in this dystopian world of technology and Future Inc., SOTL is the moment when you want to put your phone down, be pulled out of all your future fears by the person you’re with, and find some human connection. I had a lot of fun writing the demo one afternoon a while back with Jonny Coffer and Philip Plested. Jonny came up with the brilliant guitar loop and the whole song just kind of fell out as I sang. I took it to Mark Crew and he loved it so we worked away at it in our studio, One Eyed Jack’s. In breaks between lockdowns, some friends would come to the studio and we’d add to the track. Charlie Barnes recorded the wonderful guitar riff, jfabraham helped arrange some brass, and John ‘Rittipo’-Moore laid down all the swirling sax you can hear all over it. When the guys came down, Chris 'Woody' Wood added some great drums and percussion, Kyle Simmons elevated the whole thing with the smooth synths in the pre-chorus, and William Farquarson brought the chorus to life with his Graceland-esque fretless bass. Another afternoon around that time, we were rehearsing at the studio so a bunch of our touring crew pals were around. We wanted the chorus to sound big and raucous, so Mark had the idea of throwing a microphone on in the main room, gathering everyone around and laying down a big old gang vocal. I love that we have so many friends all over this song, seeing as it’s basically about getting out from inside your head and being in the room, and the wonderful distraction of human connection.”
- source : CBS