Seeb Teams Up With Bastille For A Moody Banger Called “Grip”
If 2018 has taught us anything, it’s that Bastille sounds really good on a club record. The UK band was the (bleeding) heart and soul of Marshmello’s “Happier” — a track that transcended standard EDM fare to become a global smash. Well, the alt-rockers might have another one on their hands with “Grip.” A collaboration with Norwegian producers Seeb, this suitably emo-banger is about losing yourself in the darkness. “As the night time bleeds into the day, tomorrow spills across the sky,” Dan Smith sings in the opening verse. “And the sun’s a harsh reminder why we are feeling barely human.”
That takes us to the soaring chorus. “‘Cause the devil’s got my arms and it pulls me back into the dark,” he bellows over cascading synths. “Well I should just walk away (away), oh it grips me.” Interestingly, Bastille was tinkering away at the song for a while before Seeb stepped in. “[They] turned our big, messy guitar song into something new and completely different, but it still feels wholly in keeping with the escapist theme of the song: the euphoria and horrors of a late, late night,” Dan explains. “Their production takes it somewhere we never would have expected.”
Listen to the future hit below.