Bastille

Bastille

Dan Smith, the founder of Bastille, envisioned the “Pompeii” clip as the novel I Am Legend if it were shot by the director of Drive, which hints at how inextricably intertwined music, film and literature are in his creative process. His earliest ambition was, quite simply, to be a storyteller; that music would be his métier was a realization he came to years later.

Smith’s precocious love of horror movies as a child led to an appreciation of Dario Argento and esoteric European cinema. Later, Mulholland Drive pulled him into the world of David... more