U.K. alt-rock band Bastille have just released an official in-studio video for their pop-ballad, "Oblivion," a track from the group's 2013 debut album, Bad Blood. Shot in black and white in the historic Capitol Records building in Los Angeles, Bastille lead vocalist Dan Smith had the privilege to bellow into the very same microphone once used by Frank Sinatra while playing Nat King Cole's old piano. Furthermore, the band was provided with a substantial string section--a musical element that Smith is personally fond of. He told Rolling Stone
"I'm completely obsessed with strings in music, from the Beatles' arrangements through to all the film scores that I love, so to be able to play live with such an awesome strings section was unforgettable for us. We listened to them rehearsing from the control room in awe and felt almost guilty about having to join all these proper musicians and ruin what they were doing. It was a pretty surreal evening."
If you enjoyed the anthemic pop energy of "Oblivion," visit iTunes to purchase some other tracks from Bad Blood. Also check out Bastille's Zumic artist page for their full tour schedule and additional music and videos from the band.