” There are moments, when you’re playing your songs to thousands of people, which are amazingly satisfying. I’m very self-critical, so I find it hard to go along with moments like that. “


” I generally wear a lot of black clothes, and I think that comes from wanting to be as neutral as possible. We use a lot of visuals on stage, so I kind of hope people are watching those and not looking at me. “


” I don’t necessarily feel 100 per cent comfortable standing up on stage in front of lots of people, but I don’t think most people would. It’s a pretty bizarre thing to do. It can also be absolutely incredible having thousands of people singing back lyrics that you might have written in your bedroom or wherever. “


” I love the studio. I love writing and producing both for us and for other people. “


” When we first started out we only had five or six songs we could play live, so if we ever got an encore, we used to do our cover of City High’s ‘What Would You Do?’ We’d be playing it and people’s mouths would be moving singing all the words, but they’d be thinking, Where is this song from? It’s such a brilliant pop song but the lyrics are so dark. “


” It was ages ago now, but when we started Bastille, I didn’t necessarily want people to know or care if it was a band, and it came from a place, really, of just much rather having people listen to the songs rather than caring about the people making it. “


” Often, with our music, there’s quite a lot going on, so people hear melodies that sound up and catchy, and production, and maybe don’t really listen to what the songs are about, so it’s nice to sing a song like ‘The Currents’ and really mean it. “


” Sometimes it’s necessary for your sanity to hone in on the things that you love and the people you enjoy hanging out with. “



All 8 Dan Smith Quotes about People in picture


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I generally wear a lot of black clothes, and I think that comes from wanting to be as neutral as possible. We use a lot of visuals on stage, so I kind of hope people are watching those and not looking at me.


I don
I love the studio. I love writing and producing both for us and for other people.
When we first started out we only had five or six songs we could play live, so if we ever got an encore, we used to do our cover of City High
It was ages ago now, but when we started Bastille, I didn
Often, with our music, there
Sometimes it
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