Watch Bastille Perform Orchestral Version of ‘Pompeii’ in Historic Capitol Records Building (Video)
“Because we generally write and produce our songs at the same time, it’s nice to take the songs out of their normal context and have fun with them,” frontman Dan Smith told Rolling Stone. “I’m obsessed with film scores, so to play such a cinematic version of ‘Pompeii’ with musicians who soundtrack Hollywood films on a daily basis was an amazing experience. We made our album in a tiny underground studio in London. To be able to spend the night in the main room of Capitol Studios recording this version was completely awesome for us.”
They are currently on tour in Europe, but will head to the US at the end of March with their first stop being at The Riv in Chicago (sold out tho :/) They will also be playing Coachella.
Have you heard Audien’s remix yet?
Watch Bastille also perform Oblivion using Frank Sinatra’s microphone and Nat King Cole’s piano: