1. This is “Rather Be” by Clean Bandit. It was released back in December and has since accumulated over 73 million views on YouTube.
It also topped the charts in the UK and has been played over 130 million times on Spotify.
2. But why is this song so unbelievably addictive? Let’s break it down.
3. First, you’re lured in with some absolutely gorgeous strings solos. It doesn’t matter who you are. They will touch a piece of your soul you long thought was dead.
4. Then, Jess Glynne starts singing and enchants you with her effortlessly sexy, jazzy vocals.
5. While insanely pretty, the whole thing would fall flat without some synth play.
7. And then the chorus happens, with female harmonies that are both chilling and envigorating.
8. And each line is undercut with some simple piano chords, perfectly fusing classical and modern elements.
9. And let’s talks about the lyrics for a second. And the fact that they can apply to both falling in love or going through the roughest breakup.
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