Clean Bandit unveil ‘Tick Tock’, their first release since 2018
By Bryan Durham - August 22, 2020
Multi-platinum, GRAMMY-winning pop phenomenon Clean Bandit (Grace Chatto, Jack Patterson and Luke Patterson) and BRIT Award-winning breakthrough star Mabel have unveiled their joint new single Tick Tock feat. 24kGoldn.
Written by Clean Bandit, Mabel and Kamille (Clean Bandit ‘Solo’, Mabel ‘Don’t Call Me Up’), and produced by Grace and Jack of Clean Bandit alongside Mark Ralph (Years & Years, Sigala), Tick Tock marks Clean Bandit’s first official release since 2018 and an exciting new chapter for the trio.
Teaming-up with their long-time friend, Mabel, and featuring LA-based rapper, 24kGoldn, Clean Bandit have utilised their pop formula to produce something that’s undeniably infectious and uniquely theirs.
The accompanying official video, directed by the band – further reaffirms them as one of pop’s most exciting visionaries. Playing on the song’s narrative of ‘obsession’, the abstract visual transitions through multiple rooms, each filled with the respective band member’s favourite things.
Over the past few months, in-between recording, the trio have used their vast platform to not only unite their fans from around the world, but to help fundraise amidst the Covid-19 pandemic and nationwide lockdown. Curating live, weekly ’House Party’ club nights on their YouTube channel, the band also joined forces with an array of charities for exclusive performances – most recently, they hosted their own virtual festival in tandem with Global Citizen to help raise awareness for the global hunger crisis. Livestreamed on YouTube for 12 hours and featuring their favourite artists from across the globe (including their ‘Rockabye’ collaborator, Sean Paul), it included a very special back-to-back set from the band and UK No.1 DJ/producer, Joel Corry.
Clean Bandit has remained one of pop’s most essential and dynamic forces ever since the release of their 2014, GRAMMY-winning breakout single Rather Be feat. Jess Glynne. With classical and electronic elements at the heart of their music – Grace, a classically-trained cellist, Jack, a producer and multi-instrumentalist, and Luke, a drummer/remixer, – their unique methods of both production and collaboration have seen Bandit pioneer their very own pop blueprint.>