Daniel Campbell “Dan” Smith is an English musician and singer-songwriter. He is the lead vocalist, producer, songwriter and founder of the alternative rock band Bastille. The band formed in 2010 and gained mass popularity in 2013 when the song “Pompeii” was released.
Smith is a massive fan of the TV series Twin Peaks, and one of its creators, David Lynch. The show inspired one of his first recorded songs, “Laura Palmer” and Bastille’s first Virgin Records single “Overjoyed”. Smith has previously said that his earlier work was heavily influenced by artists such as Regina Spektor.
Smith is currently working with the other members of Bastille on the band’s second studio album “Wild World”, which is due for release in 9 september 2016, after touring Europe, America and much of the world.