Roses Are Red, Violets Are Blue, Bastille Wild World Album Review

Rachel Zimmerli, Reporter

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On September 9th, 2016, Bastille released Wild World, their second studio album. With their first single, Good Grief scaling the charts and currently sitting at No. 6 on the alternative billboard, they are off to a strong start. The best songs on the album personally, are Warmth, Lethargy and The Currents. These songs are are catchy, powerful, and absolutely gorgeous and are very fun to belt out right along with the song.  However, Wild World does not have have the pop centered rhythms that shot Pompeii to No. 1 in the summer of 2014, so critics question if this album will be as successful as Bastille’s first studio album, All This Bad Blood. Bastille certainly changed their style drastically between albums: All This Bad Blood relies mainly on synthesizer and breathy vocals, Wild World weighs on sharp, cutting vocals and catchy drum beats. The one thing these albums have in common are the lyrics. The depressing lyrics seen in their songs Skulls and both parts of The Weight of living on their album All This Bad Blood are echoed in Four Walls (The Ballad of Perry Smith) and Fake It on their album Wild World. However, even in the lyrics, there are subtle differences. As mentioned in interviews, Bad Blood draws from movies and fantasy, while Wild World draws from real life and important issues today. Even with all these chances fans are still optimistic for the success of Wild World, but only time will tell.Bastille Wild World

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