‘Rather Be’ By Clean Bandit ft Jess Glynne


Hey All!

So I’ve Reviewed a film so thought id do something different. I haven’t listened to any new music lately so I was a little stuck with that. While strolling thought YouTube I stumbled upon ‘Rather Be’ by Clean Bandit Ft Jess Glynne, and it instantly took my interest. The first thing that came to my mind was ‘Why the hell is it shot in Japan?’


For those of you who don’t know, the song is a ‘baroque pop’ – a fusion of hip-hip, electronics and classical. I for one really enjoy classical music, specially the sound of violins, which this song contains a lot of. So the video starts with a Kio pond leading to a Japanese girls being woken by her cat. The video generally follows this girl on her day to day activities while she is lipping the words of ‘Rather Be’. After a few seconds on to the video it would seem that she starts to see ordinary people as the Clean Bandits. For example, first in the place of a noodle advert she sees Luke Patterson’s Picture…

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Then she looks at the counter lady while taking change and sees her as Grace Chatto.

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Another thing I’ve noticed is the four shape pattern that is, I think, Clean Bandits Logo appears very frequently in the video,

As lampshades…

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As Food…

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Inside Fish in the fish market…

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In the pupil of a street performer…

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What exactly does these shapes, this logo stand for? Well … I have no idea, however we can assume that since there are four band members, maybe each shape stands for each band member.

Although the song itself is very romantic song, ‘When I am with you there’s no place id rather be’, the video doesn’t show any kind of romance at all, which is really a shame as they could have created a pretty nice romantic story with those lyrics. The video seemed more like an obsessive fan, hallucinating or fantasizing about the band members.

So at the start it looks like the girl is somewhat obsessed, however as we watch more we see that that girl notices her obsession and starts to worry about it. She finds her obsession an issue and tries to run away from it, however as soon as she hits her bed she is taken to a Clean Bandit concert.

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In the end, her obsession becomes too much for her and she is shown to have collapse in on a train/tram.

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Well, overall the song Alone is very good and the video is quiet interesting however together they don’t quite mix because while watching the video you to concentrated on what’s happening to the girl that you don’t listen to the lyrics and its meanings. I would rate the whole thing 6/10, but individually maybe 8/10.


That’s all I have to say for now! 😛

Everyone have an AWESOME day !




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