‘Rather Be,’ by the British band Clean Bandit, mixes house beats with classical instruments and a soulful vocal into a catchy concoction that reminds me a bit of Moby during the 30 minutes when he was big.
From what I can tell, Clean Bandit provides the instrumental backdrop and recruits guest vocalists (in this case, a woman names Jess Glynne).
Reading the YouTube comments for this video is a reminder that the great majority of internet commenters are racists, idiots or both.
Many people fail to grasp the concept that the lead vocalist might not be the woman portrayed in this clip. So we have lots of “OMG, she’s Asian?” comments, paired with many offensive statements about both blacks and Asians.
At least the song is good.
We’re a thousand miles from comfort
We have travelled land and sea
But as long as you are with me
There’s no place I’d rather be
I would wait forever
Exulted in the scene
As long as I am with you
My heart continues to beat
[Pre-Chorus: Jess Glynne]
With every step we take, Kyoto to The Bay
Strolling so casually
We’re different and the same, gave you another name
Switch up the batteries
[Chorus: Jess Glynne]
If you gave me a chance I would take it
It’s a shot in the dark but I’ll make it
Know with all of your heart, you can’t shame me
When I am with you, there’s no place I’d rather be
N-n-n-no, no, no, no place I rather be (3x)
[Verse 2: Jess Glynne]
We staked out on a mission to find our inner peace
Make it everlasting so nothing’s incomplete
It’s easy being with you, sacred simplicity
As long as we’re together, there’s no place I’d rather be
[Pre-Chorus + Chorus]
Yeah-e-yeah-e-yeah-e-yeah-e-yeah, yeah, yeah