Following up a massive number one single like “Rather Be” is quite a challenge, but Clean Bandit have done quite well with aptly-titled “Extraordinary.” Continuing their signature sound of mixing classical instrumentation (piano/cello) with classic house vibes, the groovy-tempoed track is the perfect bed for the honeyed-soul vocals of 16 year-old newcomer Sharna Bass. When I wrote up “Rather Be,” I described it as the “2014 take on the Deep Dish/Everything But the Girl collaborations and productions,” and this new song continues that direction with a bit more of a soulful garage vibe. Set for a June release, Clean Bandit’s debut album ‘New Eyes’ (which includes their previous releases “Mozart’s House” and “Dust Clears”) is shaping up to be this year’s massive credible dance-pop crossover in the same vein as Disclosure. I know that I will be buying the download as soon as it is available.
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