This year's Grammy nominees are all about supporting each other.
So um, the Grammys are about to get really interesting this year – mostly because there are so many fresh faces on the nominees list. From Bastille to Sam Smith, you could call this the year of the young and angsty up-and-comers.
The lads of Bastille are staying humble and supporting their fellow artists tonight.
Debutants Bastille, who are nominated in the Best New Artist category, are planning to spend the night ““awkwardly tripping down the red carpet and pulling our shirt collars,” per their interview with MTV. They certainly have a reason to be nervous, as the category also includes some of the biggest successes of 2014 - Iggy Azalea, Sam Smith, Brandy Clark and Haim.
The band are naturally pretty excited about the night, but it’s a surreal experience for a first-timer. “It feels very much removed from normality,” lead singer Dan Smith told MTV News on Saturday night (Feb. 7). “And it’s not something we ever imagined we’d be remotely involved in. It’s really, really awesome to be nominated.”
Meanwhile, Bastille are rooting for another low-key New Artist nominee – sister trio Haim, who just collaborated with the band for their new song “Bite Down” — “We love the Haim girls to pieces.”
Much like fellow Grammy nominee Ed Sheeran, Bastille plan to keep the night as low-key as possible.
“There’s so many parties and sometimes it’s anticlimactic because you spend your whole evening going places instead of going somewhere to hang out,” Smith said. “So maybe we’ll find some dive bar somewhere and get together some of our friends and drink.” Such friends include pal Sheeran, whose performance with Herbie Hancock and ELO is what Smith’s most excited for. So, are we about to witness a drama-free Grammy ceremony this year? Fingers crossed, everyone.