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DYLAN links up with Bastille on new track "Liar, Liar"

04 August 2023, 13:00 | Written by Tyler Damara Kelly

DYLAN returns with the new track "Liar, Liar", featuring the vocals of Bastille's Dan Smith.

DYLAN and Dan Smith (Bastille) met whilst on the road for a recent tour, on which she supported Bastille across the UK. The pair formed a strong friendship, later working together during a writing stint at Decoy Studios in Suffolk, where "Liar, Liar" came to fruition.

“We'd written nine songs that week and I was convinced I’d burnt myself out,” explains DYLAN. “Dan (Bastille) arrived on the Friday morning and I presented the very last idea in my head, which was literally just the 'liar liar liar liar' part of the song, and everything came to form quite quickly from there.

"The song is about deception from someone that you put your full trust in. When it came to recording the vocals, I very sheepishly suggested Dan recorded the second verse, just in case he wanted to be a part of it, which luckily he ended up doing! What is so lovely about this song is it was written a couple of months ago, in a matter of hours, with no pre-plan on it being a feature. Normally songs take huge amounts of time to see the light of day, but this one managed to slip through the cracks very quickly, with one of my favourite artists being a part of it.”

Speaking about collaboration with DYLAN, Dan Smith of Bastille adds: “I had the best, best time making this song with DYLAN and everyone. We were all dancing ‘round the studio like idiots the whole day, it was well fun (I’m not a dancing round the studio kind of person).”

"Liar, Liar" featuring Bastille's Dan Smith is out now via Island Records.

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