When we saw Clean Bandit live last month, we wrote this:
“A track that will presumably be called ‘No Place I’d Rather Be’ reeks of chart success. It encapsulates Clean Bandit’s blend of 90s nostalgia and contemporary sensibilities, of intelligence and fun, and (at the risk of sounding like Louis Walsh) it has ‘hit record’ written all over it.”
We were wrong about the title, but we stand by the rest. It appeared on Thursday, is called ‘Rather Be’, features Jess Glynne on vocals, and is Clean Bandit’s most pop moment to date. It’s a very easy listen and, with another stonking video and a genuinely anthemic chorus, it’s hard to see ‘Rather Be’ being anything other than absolutely huge.
Quite right too, if you ask us.