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Clean Bandit And Jimmy Napes

Clean Bandit and Disclosure collaborator Jimmy Napes tell us how they came up with smash hit Rather Be at this year’s Ivors…

Jim Ottewill
  • By Jim Ottewill
  • 9 Jun 2015
  • min read
Over the last two years, songwriter Jimmy Napes has become one of the most dominate songwriting powerhouses in British pop.

As a collaborator with record-breaking artist Sam Smith, house duo Disclosure and the classical/dance music straddling outfit Clean Bandit, Jimmy's music has become a fixture in the charts.

It was fitting then that his collaboration with the latter, the infectious Rather Be, co-written by Jimmy and Clean Bandit’s Jack Patterson was named as PRS for Music’s Most Performed Work and Best Contemporary Song at the 60th Ivor Novello Awards.

We caught up with Jimmy and the group on the red carpet at the Ivors to find out how they came up with the song and why they think it’s connected with music lovers around the world…

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