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Watch Bastille’s Dan Smith react to viral “Pompeii” TikTok trend

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Bastille‘s “Pompeii” is the latest song to get caught up in a viral TikTok trend.

Late last year, a musician named William Li uploaded a mash-up of Bastille’s breakout single with a clip of comedian Steven He yelling the phrase “Emotional Damage,” which originally came from one of He’s comedy videos. The popular clip has now reached the eyes and ears of frontman Dan Smith, who shared his own reaction video.

In his clip, Smith watches Li’s TikTok at first with confusion and bewilderment before starting to jam along himself until he’s mouthing along to “Emotional Damage” by the end.

Along with trending on TikTok, Bastille is gearing up to release a new album called Give Me the Future, dropping February 4. It includes the singles “Distorted Light Beam” and “No Bad Days.”

@bastille #duet with @williamlimusic oh wow what the hell is going on…. #emotionaldamage ? Emotional Damage vs Pompeii – William Li

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