Straight off one of the most successful hits of their career with “Happier”, a Marshmello collaboration, Virgin/Capitol’s Bastille has reemerged in the pop world as a group that’s in demand for other collaborative efforts. The band’s Other People’s Heartache, Pt. 4, the latest in a series of mixtapes that they’ve produced, entered the all-genre chart in a very solid 33 countries on iTunes. One of the tracks from the album, “Grip”, on which the quartet partners with Seeb, certainly has its grip on consumers: in addition to the 31 countries that reported it on their overall lists, the single is also ranking in 11 countries on Shazam and nine on Spotify. At the former, “Grip” is just south of 8,000 tags to date, though that should rise quickly with an adds date at Alternative radio next month. At the latter, the tune is nearing 2.13 million plays, aided by a number of New Music Friday and pop playlists both domestically and overseas. Can the single tighten its grip on the global charts or will the chartache emerge victorious? We’ll find out! (Images courtesy of Island Records and Instagram / @BastilleDan)
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