Not only is the song sort of an anti-love anthem, but it’s also a great display of musical versatility for Bastille frontman Dan Smith, whose vocals mesh perfectly with all three Haim sisters. When Smith was recently asked about the collaboration, he told DIY Magazine, “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.”
According to Haim, that “evening” was one that started at the bar and ended at the studio.
tbt after a long day at the pub we went to sing on an untitled bastille song- now it’s out and called bite down pic.twitter.com/QFN8uwc3AW
— HAIM (@HAIMtheband) November 27, 2014
Regardless of the liquid courage that went into getting the tune on tape, we can’t help but swoon over the result, which is something we plan to play on repeat all day.
Join us, won’t you?
“Bite Down” comes off the band’s upcoming album, VS (Other People’s Heartache Pt. III), which comes out December 9 on Virgin.
Other collaborations on the mixtape include:
1. Fall Into Your Arms (vs. The Gemma Sharples Quartet)
2. Bite Down (vs. Haim)
3. bad_news (vs. MNEK)
4. The Driver
5. Axe To Grind (vs. Tyde vs. Rationale)
6. Torn Apart (vs GRADES)
7. Torn Apart, Pt. II (vs. GRADES vs. Lizzo)
8. Weapon (vs. Angel Haze vs. F*U*G*Z vs. Braque)
9. Remains (vs. Rag N Bone Man vs. Skunk Anansie)
[H/T: Chuff Media]