Bastille frontman Dan Smith, pre-haircut. Photo by Darin Kamnetz.

After debuting the first single from their untiled, forthcoming third album last week, Bastille has dropped a cinematic new video to accompany the track and OH MY GOD DAN SMITH SHAVED HIS F#@$ING HEAD!!!!!!

Okay, breathe folks. Breathe. Now, a moment of silence for Dan’s amazing pompadour. Let us reminisce together:

Rest in peace, beautiful quiff. 

Now that we’ve mourned together and shared in this collective loss, it’s time to talk about the new music video. Composed of a series of surreal vignettes of urban nightlife, the video for “Quarter Past Midnight” winks and nods at a whole manner of influential films, from Fight Club to Rocky Horror.

“We made the video over a couple of days and nights in Paris with our incredibly talented friend, and long-time collaborator, Austin Peters,” Dan Smith said in a statement. “It’s is a nod towards some of our favourite films and directors. Like the album as a whole, it’s a surreal journey through euphoric highs and lows of a night, and all that comes with it: the escapism, warped realities, and unclear memories.”

While Smith went on to say that the new album is finished, there was no mention of a release date or title as of yet.

Warning: The following video contains the destruction of a beautiful haircut and should be viewed with caution. 

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