Are you ready to fall in love today?
Meet Clean Bandit, your newest crush. Just as Disclosure were to 2013, the Cambridge-based, classical-meets-dance foursome are quickly shaping up to be one of most game-changing arrivals to the dance floor this year.
Having only dropped a handful of singles, the U.K. group hit the ground running this past January in a major way with their unbelievably successful No. 1 smash, "Rather Be" featuring Jess Glynne.
It isn't just a certifiably amazing tune, but chart-nerd gold, too: Not only did the song debut on top of the U.K. charts, but it became the fastest-selling British single of 2014. Oh, and it became the first single to stay at No. 1 on the charts for four weeks -- the first to do so since Adele's "Someone Like You" in 2011. So, ya know, NBD.
The group's seen worldwide success with "Rather Be," but they're already moving on with "Extraordinary," the latest cut off of their upcoming debut LP, New Eyes, due out Jun. 17 in the U.S.
Spoiler Alert: "Extraordinary" is exactly that. Drifting along a gentle piano and strings-supported melody at first, vocalist Sharna Bass smoothly pleads her case with a lover who might not be for very much longer. In other words, #DRAMA.
Then, whoosh -- in comes the chorus with an almighty rush of next-level electronic beats, combining snappy bits of '90s Brit Garage à la Katy B with R&B and even some steel drums. "Something extraordinary, something real/ To fill my days and nights with something that I can feel," she urges.
For those of you who don't speak British, allow us to translate: Report to the dance floor, ASAP.
Photo credit: Warner Music U.K.