Bastille returns with “Good Grief,” the opening track and first single from the U.K. band’s forthcoming album, Wild World. Annie Mac gave the song its world premiere today as the “Hottest Record in the World” on her BBC Radio 1 show. Stateside, it received an iHeart Radio World Premiere, broadcast on all 36 of their Alternative stations across America.
“Good Grief” can be purchased now on iTunes and streamed on Spotify. With a hypnotic bassline, skittish synths and soaring vocals, the track builds to a huge, rousing chorus. It’s unmistakably a Bastille song, euphoric yet melancholic, and fans of the band’s early, dialogue-strewn mixtapes will enjoy its sampling of Kelly Le Brock from the 1980’s cult classic, Weird Science. “Good Grief” was written by Dan Smith and co-produced by Mark Crew.