Bastille Show A Shocking Side Of Humanity In 'Joy' Official Video

By Katrina Nattress

May 30, 2019

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Last week Bastille shared a dizzying vertical video for their single "Joy." Now they've released the official visuals, and boy are they something.

The video begins with the words “The things we do when no one’s looking,” and proceeds to show security camera footage of people doing some shocking things. The clips, all animated in one way or another to conceal identities (and nudity) show everything from office cubicle hanky panky to a woman tripping a running child. The jaw-dropping acts juxtapose the song's cheery demeanor as Dan Smith sings "Oh joy, when you call me/ I was giving up, oh, I was giving in/ Joy, set my mind free/ I was giving up, oh, I was giving in" while a man pees all over the buttons on a soda vending machine.

Watch the "Joy" video below, and never look at humanity the same way again.

The track is the latest offering from Bastille's upcoming album,Doom Days, which is slated for a June 14 release. It follows lead single "Quarter Past Midnight" and the album's paranoid title track.

"It feels kinda mad to say that we've got a third album," Smith told iHeartRadio last summer. "I didn't know that we'd still be a band, or that I'd still be alive by this point, so things seem to be going better than expected. We're just trying to capture that feeling of wanting to throw yourself into the night, and that sort of hunt for escapism."

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