Oct 262011

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.

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  3 Responses to “Bastille Maintains Serious Tone of City High’s Single Parent Anthem “What Would You Do””

Comments (3)
  1. i prefer the live cover: http://vimeo.com/25272896
    it’s got so much more emotion to it.
    saying that though, if i’d heard this first i’d still love it <3

  2. i love this song I heard it a few years and you covered it! you and “Dance A La Plage” should defiantly join up and play together both of you guys would make an awesome gig! Joe Hamilton can deal with any crowd and the band can deal with any type of supporters. have a listen on there Facebook page and let them know what you think.

  3. quit covering shitty 90’s american music and write your own songs..

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