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  • Bastille Drops New Music Video for “Hope For The Future”

  • British pop rock band Bastille has dropped a new music video for “Hope For The Future”.
    The video appears in the documentary film “From Devil's Breath” directed by Orlando von Einsiedel and produced by Leonardo DiCaprio.
    The film tells the unlikely first-person story of two remarkable narratives that come crashing together; the extraordinary community of survivors of the deadly 2017 wildfires in Portugal, fighting to ensure what they've lived through can never happen again.
    The film fill premiere on MSNBC on November 13, 2022.
    The song is featured on their fourth studio album “Give Me The Future + Dreams Of The Past”.
    The new video was also directed by Orlando von Einsiedel, who filmed partially in the band frontman Dan Smith's London home.
    “I was given the chance to watch From Devil's Breath a while back and was really moved by the incredibly powerful story that Orlando von Einsiedel and the team have woven together,” Dan Smith said in a press release. “It's a heartbreaking story that's beautifully told, so when they asked me to write a song for the end credits, it seemed important to make something that felt intimate but also struck a balance between the more poignant elements of these people's stories and the hope that the film ultimately gestures towards.”
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    He continued, “I also wanted it to feel and sound different, so this was the first song I ever wrote on a guitar. Sometimes songs seem to just fall out of your head, and this was very much one of those. I watched the film and then made the demo at home in a couple of hours. Over a few days, I worked to build up the production and sonics with the hugely talented Charlie Barnes and Jack Duxbury, and it quickly became one of my favorite things we've made. It was also a helpful reset from the sonic and thematic world of our album Give Me The Future and has laid the ground sonically for a lot of the music I've been making since.”
    He said of the video, “When we discussed making a video for 'Hope For The Future,' we all felt that it should be something simple that wouldn't get in the way of the film and its story. I didn't think we'd be lucky enough to make it with Orlando, [producer] Chloe Leland, and the team who made the film itself, which has been such a privilege. Orlando's idea was to make the performance feel like it sat right within the world of the film, helping to re-tell the story in this shorter form. So, we shot the video in my house, sat around the kitchen in the room where I write, projecting footage onto the walls, and intercut this with moments from the film. It was so brilliant to be able to work with them all, and we're really proud of the video we've been able to make with them.”


  • Orlando von Einsiedel said, “Music is such an integral part of film-making. It helps shape our emotional responses, offers us space to reflect, and helps give our memories of a film longevity. Dan's hauntingly beautiful song 'Hope for the Future' conveys the trauma of loss that scars communities forever, and the difficult journey of remembrance and rebuilding that the people in our film navigate every day.
    “With the music video, we wanted to create something that spoke authentically to the origin story of the song, something which was expressive of how and why it was written.”

    Photo by Sarah Louise Bennett
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