New Music: Clean Bandit “Tears” Featuring Louisa Johnson

Grammy Award-winning quartet Clean Bandit, known for combining classical technique with pop music, makes a run at Song of the Summer with new single, “Tears.”

The track features vocals from the UK’s 2015 X Factor winner Louisa Johnson, and hasn’t left iTunes’ UK Top 5 chart and the UK’s Top 10 Official Singles Chart for six consecutive weeks.

The music video for ‘Tears’ is directed by band member and creative force, Jack Patterson. Incorporating fire, water and slow motion, the video even features a cameo from the owl that played Hedwig in the Harry Potter movies!

From Patterson: “We always make our own videos, and this one has been an amazing experience. There are zero special effects and we did everything in front of the camera. As you’ll see, there’s a lot of water and fire and even a special guest cameo from the Harry Potter owl, Hedwig! The video conveys the fire you need to find within yourself in order to part from a person you love.”

The band’s violinist, openly gay Neil Amin-Smith, was in a high-profile relationship with Years & Years’ Olly Alexander that ended last year.