Bastille's Dan Smith Debuts Blonde Hair And Twitter Has Thoughts
By Eliot Hill
February 18, 2020
On Tuesday (February 18), Bastille hit up the BRIT Awards red carpet in London, England (it's like a smaller version of the GRAMMYs but in the UK).
Lead singer Dan Smith surprised everyone when he showed up with a completely new look by dying his usual brown hair platinum blonde. Granted, Smith is still rocking a buzz cut after shaving his notorious quiff for the band's “Quarter Past Midnight” video but the change is still a big one.
Once photos of the band starting hitting the Twitterverse, fans wasted no time tweeting their thoughts on his new look — and let's just say everyone is torn. While some people absolutely love the new look (raises hand!), some fans couldn't help but to wonder what he was thinking — especially since he's commented on being more anonymous with a shaved head.
In a previous interview, Smith talked about starting a new era with the band's newest album and how that coincided with shaving his head, Doom Days, saying, “Looking back to artists that I love like Bowie, the Beatles and Kate Bush they would have defined eras of their careers. We wanted to make this a distinct era for us.”
It seems safe to say the blonde hair is either an extension of the Doom Days era, or Smith is already looking ahead to the next Bastille album.
Check out the best reactions below:
blond dan smith will be the thing that finally breaks us huh— justy (@yerifes) February 18, 2020
i’m having the best time dan smith is blond my entire timeline is on fire they took the tube like this— ta (@doomtays) February 18, 2020
DAN SMITH. WHAT DID YOU DO.— bex ♡'s 동후니 (@kimbyeongie) February 18, 2020
why is dan smith blonde— mal ⁷ ♡ 2seoksol day! (@booseokies) February 18, 2020
he seems happier and more confident like this though, sure fluffy hair dan was hot but i’d rather he was thriving— kay ♡s stephen strange (@natashasstark) February 18, 2020
Dan Smith is the ultimate example of somebody who consistently makes horrible hair decisions— maddie (@boringwalrus) February 18, 2020
bruh i went to the gym and i come back remembering that dan smith has bleached his hair and now i’m sitting here like... well then— Will Smith Stan Account (@scxrrface) February 18, 2020
I feel I need to talk about this. Because...— Laura (@florabynight) February 18, 2020
Dan: I wanted to get rid of the big hair and become more anonymous. I don’t want to be famous.
Also Dan: Chooses another rather ‘distinctive’ look with, let’s face it, troubled-loner-becomes-serial-killer vibes 🤷🏼♀️
dan smith went blonde i’m rescinding my bastille tattoo— freya! (@STlLLFEELALlVE) February 18, 2020
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