This Week in Music | 20/11/17

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Bastille – World Gone Mad 

Bastille is a British Indie band, it derived its name from the lead singer’s birthday, which happens to land on Bastille Day (14th July). By the end of 2014, the band had sold more than 5 million records in the US, and 2.5 million in the UK.  

 

The single, “World Gone Mad”, was written for the 2017 film “Bright”. The film involves an alternative Earth, where humans and mythical creatures co-exist. Will Smith plays a human police officer who, forced to work with an Orc Deputy (Joel Edgerton), discover a powerful weapon that everyone is prepared to kill for. The film will be released on Netflix on the 22nd December.  

 

Bastille’s more recent songs focus a lot on the current state of the world. “World Gone Mad is a rare piece that harnesses the feeling of trying to hold back your anger while experiencing one bad thing after another.  

 

 

 

Ed Sheeran – Perfect (Mike Perry Remix) 

Ed Sheeran is a globally established singer and songwriter, best recognised for his pop music.  His song “Perfect” was written about his girlfriend Cherry Seaborn, and Sheeran wishes for the song to become one of his defining tracks.  

 

Mike Perry is a DJ and music producer from Sweden. He is best known for his 2016 single 'The Ocean' featuring vocals from Shy Martin.  

 

Perry took the romantic ballad of “Perfect” and made it more upbeat. Adding some electric instrumentals, the song becomes party-ready without losing the powerful emotion of the lyrics.  

 

 

Galantis & Throttle – Tell Me You Love Me 

Galantis is a Swedish  DJ duo, Christian Karlsson and Linus Eklöw, who produce electronic dance music. 

 

Throttle (real name Robbie Bergin) is a very talented Australian DJ. He created his own “dirty disco” genre which consists of the groove from the disco era mixed with the toughness of modern day dance.  

 

Both artists continue to demonstrate their?gift for emotional dance music through “Tell Me You Love Me”, a sensational dance beat with soulful vocals that wildly stand out.  

 

  

 

The Ninth Wave – Liars 

The Glaswegian band, The Ninth Wave, have just finished their first tour this past year and launched their debut EP, Reformation. With influences such as Paramore and ACDC, it’s easy to see why this band has made their success in punk-rock music.  

 

“Liars” contains a slightly depressing theme that can also be found in most of their music. The emotion is really felt through the lyrics, and the combination of incredible vocals and strong instrumentals makes for a truly powerful song.  

 

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