GRAMMY-winning trio Clean Bandit have teamed up with breakout rapper French The Kid for latest single ‘Sad Girls’, featuring Afrobeats trailblazer Rema.
Consistently ahead of the curve – the band have worked with everyone from iann dior to 24kGoldn to Backroad Gee over the last 18 months – ‘Sad Girls’ is the latest in a slew of future-facing pop records to spotlight some of the world’s most exciting new artists.
With French The Kid and Rema trading soulful verses over breezy, lo-slung beats, ‘Sad Girls’ perfectly captures the essence of late summer months.
Listen here: https://cleanbandit.lnk.to/sadgirls
Clean Bandit explain: “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 recently been seen in the studio with Central Cee, Burna Boy, Ckay and Omah Lay. Stay tuned for more.
Clean Bandit is: Grace Chatto, Jack Patterson and Luke Patterson.