Bastille are set to drop their fourth mixtape, ‘Other People’s Heartache Pt.4’, on Friday (07.12.18).
The British band have released the lead single 'Grip', which is out now on all platforms.
The seven-track release sees Dan Smith and co reunite with Craig David - who they previously released the huge hit 'I Know You' with - on a remix of Charles & Eddie's 'Would I Lie To You?', plus there are guest appearances from James Arthur, Lily Moore, Moss Kena and Rationale.
Explaining the reason behind the forthcoming mixtape, Dan said: "We wanted to nod to our last album and acknowledge that at the time, you couldn’t help but feel anxious about the terrifying changes in the world and that since then, they've all come to pass and everybody’s living through the consequences.
“Obviously these feel like perpetually stranger times, so it feels like different forms of escapism and distraction are more vital than ever.”
Bastille - who teamed up with long-time producer Mark Crew on the mixtape - have covered classics such as Cat Steven's 'Wild World', which was the title of their most recent album, and reinterpreted some of the tracks from the record.
Dan said: "There's something liberating about taking songs that we remember affectionately and presenting them in a totally different light.
“Like an homage or remake or even something a bit tongue-in-cheek, I think there’s something brilliant in music that connects with people being able to echo on through time via other people's interpretations."
The mixtape acts as a bridge between 2016's 'Wild World' and the band's highly-ancitipated third studio album, due out in 2019.
The band will hit the road next year for a UK/European run, kicking off on January 29 at O2 Academy Birmingham.
The 'Happier' hitmakers will also headline the NME Stage at Reading and Leeds Festivals next August.
'Other People’s Heartache Pt.4' is out on December 7.
The full track-listing for 'Other People’s Heartache Pt.4' is as follows:
1 Wild World (Intro) ft. Kianja
2 Would I Lie To You? ft. Craig David, Kianja and S-X
3 Grip (Seeb & Bastille ft. Other People’s Heartache)
4 Don’t Let Go ft. Craig David, Kianja & Swarmz
5 Flowers ft. Rationale & James Arthur
6 The Descent ft. Lily Moore, Moss Kena and Jacob Banks
7 Warmth (Outro) ft. Moss Kena