Send Them Off!

"Send Them Off!" is a song by English indie pop band Bastille. It was released on 31 August 2016 as the second single from their second studio album, Wild World (2016). The song was written by Dan Smith, who handled the production along with Mark Crew. The song is featured in soundtrack of the EA Sports video game FIFA 17.

"Send Them Off!"
Single by Bastille
from the album Wild World
Released30 September 2016 (2016-09-30)
Songwriter(s)Dan Smith
Bastille singles chronology
"Good Grief"
"Send Them Off!"

Critical receptionEdit

Rhian Daily of NME praised the song's hip-hop influences, as well as the lyrics (including the quotations of William Shakespeare).[1] Jordan Osbourne of Vendor Culture gave the song a similar review, rating it a "7.5/10", and praising both the production and the influence of Othello and The Exorcist.[2]

Music videoEdit

A music video for the song was unveiled the same day it was released as a single.[3] The music video features a young man traveling through a long hallway, a church ruin, a horsedrawn carriage driven by an hooded figure and ending up in a chapel while getting chased by a horned figure.



Chart (2016) Peak
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)[4] 50
Belgium (Ultratip Wallonia)[5] 38
New Zealand Hot Singles (RMNZ)[6] 9
Scotland (OCC)[7] 40
UK Singles (OCC)[8] 76
US Hot Rock & Alternative Songs (Billboard)[9] 20


Region Certification Certified units/sales
United Kingdom (BPI)[10] Silver 200,000 

  Sales+streaming figures based on certification alone.


  1. ^ "Bastille Get Consumed By Jealousy On Hip-Hop Inspired 'Send Them Off!'". NME. Retrieved 17 December 2016.
  2. ^ "BASTILLE ARE CRIPPLED BY JEALOUSY ON 'SEND THEM OFF!'". Vendor Daily. Retrieved 17 December 2016.
  3. ^ "BASTILLE UNVEIL NEW VIDEO FOR 'SEND THEM OFF'". Gigwise. Retrieved 17 December 2016.
  4. ^ " – Bastille – Send Them Off!" (in Dutch). Ultratop 50. Retrieved 22 July 2016.
  5. ^ " – Bastille – Send Them Off!" (in French). Ultratip. Retrieved 14 June 2020.
  6. ^ "NZ Hot Singles Chart". Recorded Music NZ. 12 September 2016. Retrieved 2 May 2020.
  7. ^ "Official Scottish Singles Sales Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 4 May 2020.
  8. ^ "Bastille: Artist Chart History". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 9 November 2016.
  9. ^ "Bastille Chart History (Hot Rock & Alternative Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved 12 February 2020.
  10. ^ "British single certifications – Bastille – Send Them Off". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 23 February 2020.