If the song “What Would You Do” comes up in conversation, you’d be surprised how many people can launch into the impossible-to-forget chorus. The song, which was the first single released by City High in 2001, was recently covered by South London based band, Bastille. Bastille, which used to be the moniker for solo artist Dan Smith, has expanded into four members, draping Smith’s vocals in electronic synth, blips, and bleeps.
While it would be easy for a band to poke fun at the melodramatic original, Bastille manages to maintain the integrity of the motivational anthem. Stream and download it below. The band is releasing their upcoming EP, Laura Palmer (yes, after the Twin Peaks character) on November 11th.
Bastille – What Would You Do? (City High cover)
Preview Bastille’s upcoming EP and learn more about the band here.