Clean Bandit announce album, landing May 12thBy Sj.Cliff
Currently joy riding at the top of the UK charts with their smash single ‘Rather Be’ and selling out a tour in just an hour, London-based dance collective Clean Bandit are thrilled to announce details of their debut album New Eyes on May 12th! Read on to see the track listing!
In the words of Cellist, Grace Chatto, “Our first album is finally here and it feels so good to draw everything together into one piece of work. The deluxe edition of the album has seven self-produced music videos and 15 songs that we've made together with various incredible vocalists. The title track ‘New Eyes’ was written in a special place in France called Nouailles, but no one was quite sure how to pronounce it and our manager nicknamed it as New Eyes, which stuck... It's the most personal song on the album, so we gave the album the same title.”
The album, which draws its inspiration from UK dance/soul/electronic acts that broke the mould: Massive Attack, Basement Jaxx and Soul II Soul. Not just full of the new, this album features previous singles ‘A+E’, ‘Mozart’s House’, ‘Dust Clears’ and ‘Rather Be’ and promises to propel the quartet fully into the 2014 spotlight.
New Eyes showcase the band’s trademark fusions of basslines, beats, electronica and strings with house, garage, dancehall, drum and bass and hip hop, paving the way to become the soundtrack of summer 2014. The album is underpinned by Jack’s unique and progressive dance production, which mixes together a cocktail of genres.
As well as their epic sound mix, New Eyes features a cast of incredible vocalists: house diva Jess Glynne to New York female rapper Lizzo to Jamacian dancehall rhythms from Stylo G to name just a few.
Tracks vary, ‘Extraordinary’ is more emotive house – pulling on your heart, ‘Come Over (ft. Stylo G)’ brings a diverse sound with its dancehall roots, exuding sunshine. ‘Up Again’ (ft. Rae Morris), melts liquid drum and bass sensibilities with uplifting and euphoric melodies.
On track to become this year’s biggest breakthrough dance act and following in the footsteps of their contemporaries Disclosure and Rudimental, Clean Bandit are certainly showing no signs of slowing down anytime soon...
Clean Bandit are: Jack Patterson (bass/sax/deck), Luke Patterson (drums), Grace Chatto (cello/key/synth) and Neil Amin-Smith (violin)
1. Mozart's House
2 .Extraordinary (feat Sharna Bass)
3. Dust Clears
4. Rather Be (feat Jess Glynne)
6. Come Over (feat Stylo G)
7. Cologne (Feat Nikki Cislyn and Javeon)
8. Telephone Banking (Feat Love Ssega)
9. Up Again (feat Rae Morris)
10. Heart On Fire (feat Elisabeth Troy)
11. New Eyes (feat Lizzo)
12. Birch (Feat Eliza Shaddad)
13. Outro Movement III
13. Rihanna (feat Noonie Bao)
14. UK Shanty
16. Nightingale (Gorgon City Remix)
17. Rather Be (Magician Remix)
18. Mozart's House Video
19. Telephone Banking Video
20. UK Shanty Video
21. A&E Video
22. Nightingale Video
23. Dust Clears Video
24. Rather Be Video