Rather Be

Clean Bandit

featuring Jess Glynne

New Eyes

January 17th, 2014

"When I'm with you, there's no place I'd rather be. I'm happy being anywhere with you. Literally anywhere: at the foot of an erupting volcano, the bottom of the ocean with an empty oxygen tank, anywhere. Even your mother's house for Thanksgiving dinner."

Did you know?

  • "Rather Be" is a song by British electronic group Clean Bandit, featuring vocals from Jess Glynne. 
  • The song debuted at number one on the UK Singles Chart. In total, "Rather Be" spent four weeks at the top of the charts in the UK; in the fourth week, it was removed by Zedd's "Stay The Night" during the midweek point, but by the end of week it re-took number one. 
  • The video is about a Japanese fan of the band who becomes delirious and has hallucinations of band members and their logo appearing unexpectedly in her daily life as a chef.
  • The video is about a Japanese fan of the band who becomes delirious and has hallucinations of band members and their logo appearing unexpectedly in her daily life as a chef.
  • Clean Bandit is a British electronic group, founded in Cambridge, England in 2009. The band is: Jack Patterson (bass/sax/deck), Luke Patterson (drums), Grace Chatto (strings) and Neil Amin-Smith (strings).
  • They produce the music themselves and invite guest artists to sing their songs. Initially, many record labels refused to sign them up as they thought they were a "joke band."
  • The band's name, Clean Bandit, comes from a translation of a Russian phrase; the meaning is similar to the English phrase "complete bastard". Patterson later in May 2014 said that it is actually a rather affectionate term similar to the English "utter rascal.”