Zara Larsson and Clean Bandit’s new video is a beautiful meditation of love and loss, and it’ll hit you in the feels
British classical dance music outfit Clean Bandit have teamed up with Zara Larsson on a new single “Symphony,” and the track’s music video is a touching and beautiful meditation of love and loss.
Rising Swedish singer Zara Larsson has been on our radar for a while. The 19-year-old singer has given us some of the best songs of the last few years, from the summery “Lush Life” to the sassy “Ain’t My Fault.” What’s more, we’ve been totally besotted with the singer’s rendition of Drake and Rihanna’s “Too Good,” too.
Meanwhile, Clean Bandit have been killing it across the proverbial pond, and their last single, “Rockabye” featuring Anne Marie and Sean Paul, has recently landed at number nine on the Billboard Hot 100.
Now Clean Bandit have teamed up with Zara Larsson on the anthemic and emotional “Symphony,” and the song’s accompanying music video will hit you right in the feels.
The song sees Clean Bandit combine orchestral strings with popping electronics, while Zara Larsson delivers a soaring vocal. However, it’s the song’s music video that’s got us wiping away the tears.
The clip introduces a conductor and his boyfriend, as we’re given insights into their lives. Things then take a dark turn, and it’s making us feel pretty emotional.
Watch the video for “Symphony” below.
The clip was directed by the band — which consists of Grace Chatto, Jack Patterson and Luke Patterson — and features Larsson in a rather stunning silver gown.
Speaking about the video, Chatto said that they “wanted to create something beautiful and moving.”
"We started by using the song's title as inspiration for the back story and location, which allowed us to fulfil a life long dream to perform at The Royal Festival Hall [in London] with a full orchestra," she said. "The video tells the tragic story of a conductor who loses his boyfriend in a bicycle crash. The conductor leads the symphony orchestra that we [Clean Bandit and Zara] are part of. Through music, he finds strength going through heartbreak and loss. We always direct and make our own music videos, but this is the first time we have attempted such a linear narrative."
Are you crying because we’re crying.
Meanwhile, Zara Larsson finally released her much anticipated second album So Good today (March 17th). The album features tracks such as “Never Forget You” featuring MNEK and “Lush Life.”
Both “Symphony” and So Good are available now.