Bastille to Release Mixtape; Hear New Collaboration with Haim

Credit: Jesse JenkinsBastille has teamed up with indie sister act Haim for a new track which will be included on the band's forthcoming mixtape, Vs. Other People’s Heartache Pt. III.

In a new cover story for DIY Magazine, Bastille front man Dan Smith said the collaboration was drama free.

"When it comes to working with people, it’s about making room for others. There’s no egos involved," he said. "It’s never like, ‘F**k you I want two verses.' When Haim came in, they all sang, Danielle played guitar because she’s wicked at it. Este did some bass stuff, we did some programming, I wrote it but it all actually happened in one evening. Three or four hours.”

Smith said the release will give fans an opportunity to enjoy a different side of the band in between album cycles.

"It's always been really important to me to constantly make new music and also to collaborate with people, something we don’t really do on our proper albums," he said in a statement on the website. "I love having the side lane of our mixtapes as a place where we can make music people might not expect.”

The mixtape, set for release on December 8, also features Brit-rockers Skunk Anansie, hip-hop artist Lizzo, rapper Angel Haze and British singer-songwriter MNEK. It is available for pre-order.

Here is the track list:

"Fall into Your Arms" (Bastille vs. The Gemma Sharples Quartet)
"Bite Down" (Bastille vs. HAIM)
"Bad News" (Bastille vs. MNEK)
"The Driver"
"Axe to Grind" (Bastille vs. Tyde vs. Rationale)
"Torn Apart" (Bastille vs. Grades vs. Lizzo)
"Weapon" (Bastille vs. Angel Haze vs. F*U*G*Z vs. Braque)
"Remains" (Bastille vs. Rag N Bone Man vs. Skunk Anansie)

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