Are you ready for the ocean waves to touch your feet and to feel the warm sun radiating against your back? Clean Bandit and Iann Dior are more than ready to bring that feeling to you. Collaborating on a song for Clean Bandit’s upcoming third studio album comes the product “Higher” along with its accompanying music video.
Written by Clean Bandit, Dior and Bastille‘s Dan Smith, the production takes on a care free vibe. A catchy hook and mid-tempo bop carry the song with the perfect amount of repetition. Dior’s contribution in the second verse brings the song a slight edge from the generic pop song. As he raps his verses, there is a certain element that brings a new freshness – a feeling that makes it feel like the perfect 2021 spring and summer anthem.
Every song radiates sometime of energy or brings some type of image in front of our eyes. With this single, nothing else comes except a breezy summer where you are doing all the random, serotonin boosting activities – parasailing, jumping off clips, running into the waves, and most importantly driving into the sunset with your heads. The music video brings to life a contradictory story. Filmed in Jamaica in late 2020, they allow us to travel through their camera. The visuals show iann being castaway in the middle of the sea and surviving by himself on a lone island. He adapts a new lifestyle on the island and is later rescued by a party boat featuring Clean Bandit. In addition to giving us a little international tour, the music video allows features a guest appearance from Jamaican reggae artist Shaggy.
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