I was watching Bastille interview whilst waiting for my upload on Youtube to finally finish and I don’t even think you need to know the details of this very boring moment I don’t even know where I’m going with this.
Anyway, I was watching Bastille’s interview with Vertigo.Fm (I think) and there was this question about the theme of their album Bad Blood. Dan said something about not really knowing the exact central topic of the album at first, but eventually realized that it had something to do with the fear of growing up and responsibilities and whatnot.
And that’s when I had to pause the video and go over to Twitter and tweet how it all makes sense now.
Bastille has touched my subconscious.
Let’s be honest here — we’re all scared to grow up and more or less unprepared for the real world: paying taxes, finding the one true love, feeding your off-springs and sending them to school. Just typing that down terrifies the hell out of me that it might eventually happen to me one day.
A year ago, I had this terrible dream where a friend of mine died. In my hazy imagination I actually thought it meant something awful was going to happen to that person so I had to ask someone to interpret it for me. Apparently, the dream was about the “slow passing of my childhood” and me being scared of college. The message seemed to have a divergence to it that I never fully understood, but the main point is I’ve always been scared of growing up. Exactly 366 days later, a similar dream visited me in my sleep and that’s when I really sat down and thought about what it all means. Both of my dreams had something to do with me wanting to stay young forever.
So back to this video, I just realized why I have this sort of attachment to Bastille, that the moment I heard the entire album, it warmed my heart. I can’t exactly say that it was me because the lyrics are very simple but have profound and unfathomable meaning, so I guess it was my subconscious that was able to relate to it. Their songs have become my escape and at the same time answers my questions about future and stuff.
I don’t even know why I had to blog about this. I think I just feel fairly complete now because I have found a greater reason as to why I love Bastille so much.