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Clean Bandit have teamed up with French The Kid for new single ‘Sad Girls’, featuring Rema.

On the track, breakout rapper French The Kid and Afrobeats trailblazer Rema trade soulful verses over the pioneering trios fresh, lo-slung beats to perfectly capture the feel of late summer.

Clean Bandit commented, “We met French The Kid last year, after falling in love with his song ‘Thrill’, and we were honoured that he recorded a verse for our ‘Drive’ remix. After that, he came to our studio and we made two songs from scratch, one of them is ‘Sad Girls’.

Rema is one of our favourite artist in the world, so we were again honoured when during a recent 24-hour stopover in London he spent a night with us in the studio. He wrote his verse for ‘Sad Girls’ at about five in the morning towards the end of the session. We were so tired but he was totally energetic, and witnessing his creative process was one of the best experiences we’ve had in the band’s history.

The meeting of musical styles contained in this song is exactly what we strive for and have always strived for since the beginning of Clean Bandit – the weaving of unexpected sound worlds in organic moments, creating songs that we love.”


Clean Bandit have previously joined forces with everyone from iann dior to 24kGoldn to Backroad Gee over the last 18 months. They have also recently been spotted in the studio with Central Cee, Burna Boy, Ckay and Omah Lay.

Since the release of their 2014 Grammy and double Ivor Novello-winning breakout single ‘Rather Be’ ft. Jess Glynne, they have remained one of pop music’s most dynamic forces.

They have achieved ten UK Top 10 hits, including No.1 singles ‘Solo’ ft. Demi Lovato, ‘Symphony’ ft. Zara Larsson, ‘Rather Be’ ft. Jess Glynne and 2016 UK Christmas No.1 ‘Rockabye’ ft. Anne-Marie and Sean Paul, which remained on top of the charts for an impressive nine weeks.

Clean Bandit consists of classically trained cellist Grace Chatto, producer/multi-instrumentalist Jack Patterson and drummer/remixer Luke Patterson.

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