Bastille: 'Musicians being overtly political can be really embarrassing'
'Things We Lost In The Fire' hitmakers Bastille have revealed that while they don't want to be a very political band, the recent Brexit situation has helped them to find their voice a little bit on the issue.
In a new interview with the NME, the group explained that it's important to them to remain somewhat neutral because music is their priority:
"I know it frustrates people, but we’ll never get drawn on putting our opinions out there, because we love making music and weird little things. We obviously have views on everything – politics and everything in between – but there can be something really embarrassing about musicians being overtly political, particularly if they don’t know what they’re talking about.”
Frontman Dan Smith addressed the altered lyrics he added into the Glastonbury rendition of 'Pompeii' ("The pound kept tumbling down on the weekend that we love.") and confessed that they simply felt compelled to reference the political situation at the time:
“It’s so small and insignificant us doing that, but we couldn’t not react. It’s the only thing anyone wants to talk about today. I was hoping to be on stage and be like, ‘We’re still part of Europe!’ But that daydream is over.”
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