Watch Clean Bandit’s beautiful new video for ‘Come Over’ ft amazing UK reggae artist Stylo G. Be swept away to the frozen wilderness of the Arctic Circle and the sunshine of the Sahara.
The song has a wonderful carnival-like spirit – it’s a great dance number – you’ll fall in love with it before the end of the track! The single is taken from their debut album New Eyes, which is taking the world by storm.
Clean Bandit’s Grace Chatto explains, ‘It’s a song we collaborated on with the amazing UK reggae artist Stylo G. Making the track was a great experience. Stylo is hugely talented and whenever he walks into a room – either at rehearsals or in studio – his massive energy infects us all. He has this amazing charisma and is willing to do anything! He even took extra riding lessons especially for the video! There are some bashment elements in the drums, as well as a big violin line and steel pans; instruments we’ve used quite widely across our album New Eyes.’
As per usual the band filmed, directed, produced, and star in the video themselves. They are getting pretty good at this! Grace talks about the video: “We shot the video in two contrasting locations – Svalbard, a Norwegian island cluster in the Arctic Circle and Marrakech in Morocco. We wanted the contrast for the video of switching between the warm and cold climates, but also for the locations to have a unique identity about them as well. Svalbard has this incredible arctic desert, whilst Marrakech is the complete opposite with the Sahara and the Medina.”
2014 is a pretty good year for Clean Bandit. Their single “Rather Be” went to Nº1 on the UK singles charts and stayed there for 4 weeks, plus made the Top 10 in 25 countries. So far it’s sold over a million copies.
Clean Bandit are: Milan Neil Amin-Smith (Strings), Grace Chatto (Strings/Vocals), Jack Patterson (Bass, Sax, Decks) and Luke Patterson (drums).
Clean Bandit’s ‘Come Over’ is officially released on August 11.