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Clean Bandit – A&E

I’m a snake, I’m a tricky little freak,
I’m a killer, you won’t see me as I slither down the street
I make noise and I’m poised like a train as you please,
I make heat when I tweet, I am the real McCoy.”

This song is a slap to the metaphorical face in the best way possible. The kind that wakes you up, shakes you out. After a moment, you nod and smile, mutter something that sounds like a thanks with an ambivalent smirk across your face. You needed that.

I knew nothing about Clean Bandit when I discovered them from a friend. The London based band is everything you would hope for in a sassy and classy group of young folk. They’re diverse, eclectic, beautiful and talented. I’m excited to see the progress they make this year, certainly on the horizon with the release of their new EP in the upcoming months. There’s little on the interwebs in terms of interviews for the band — I’d love to sit them down and talk about their background. It’s certainly new to find such a clash of genres in one piece of music, especially with this song.

The music video inhabits an urban landscape traveled by members of the band that string us along while indulging us in our guilty pleasure of watching people dance. I don’t know about you guys, but synchronized moves in the partner persuasion is all I ever want to watch. It’s such a seemingly simple music video characteristic, and that’s why it is so entertaining — because I can’t do it. So to all the people making music videos out there, if you can find two cool people to dance in sync to your music with a constant changing background, do it. It works.

Have fun with this one y’all.

Clean Bandit – A&E

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