Bastille at Snow Show 16. Photo by Darin Kamnetz

British indie band Bastille definitely know how to craft an epic slice of pop perfection, and their new single “Quarter Past Midnight” certainly lives up to their impeccable standards.

Beginning with a solemn piano intro and frontman Dan Smith‘s dreamy voice, the song quickly ramps into a briskly paced sing-along chorus with all of the excitement of exploring a new city at night for the first time.

With lyrical nods to Joy Division and evocative imagery about a relationship careening at a breakneck pace, “Quarter Past Midnight” definitely delivers the goods for diehard Bastille fans. Hell, with a hook that infectious, the song will probably earn the band some new fans too.

Bastille will appear on Annie Mac’s BBC 1 show tonight to share more information about the new song. In the meantime, a previous statement from Smith has suggested that “Quarter Past Midnight” is indeed the first single from Bastille’s forthcoming 3rd album. We can’t wait for more music to drop!

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