Nostalgic and melancholic but ultimately joyful - this album offers hope despite its title...

Indie pop group Bastille’s third studio album ‘Doom Days’ is a journey through a long night spent looking for distraction – a journey that ends in “glimmer of hope”.

Opening with ‘Quarter Past Midnight’, there is warmth and familiarity that lingers within the first notes. What stands out most from the beginning of this album is the flawless blend of instrumentals that moves unnoticed from one track to another – from ‘Bad Decisions’ to ‘The Waves’ to ‘Divide’. Matching up to – and complementing – the more upbeat tracks ‘Million Pieces’ and ‘Another Place’, come the acoustic stylings of title track ‘Doom Days’ and ‘Those Nights’.

The project’s highlights come in the form of the haunting ‘4AM’ and energetic final track ‘Joy' –  the most upbeat of 11 tracks forming the perfect end. Nostalgic, melancholic, worrisome and finally joyful, ‘Doom Days’ is a production that leaves you with optimism for a better tomorrow.


Words: Malvika Padin

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