“Rather Be” by Clean Bandit featuring Jess Glynne is the perfect song. It starts with a great story about traveling on a path to self-discovery. Then strings start to play as they guide the listener through to the electronic bassline. And finally the piano pounds while Glynne’s vocals deliver the perfect amount of richness and edge. It’s no wonder that this song has been heard on the radio, department stores, hair salons and beyond. Listen to the best covers of “Rather Be” to learn that even the “perfect” song can get even better.
Check out the original video from Clean Bandit and watch the amazing covers below. Let us know which one was your favorite in the comment section!
“Rather Be” By Alexa Goddard
All it takes for Alexa Goddard to perform a brilliant cover of anything is her voice and a backdrop of a gorgeous view. The guitar also helps but her voice alone carries the song so well.
“Rather Be” By Zion Crafter
Zion Crafter from London performs a live looper version. He builds a beat right in front of viewers by beat boxing, laying harmonies and then eventually singing. Amazing.
“Rather Be” By Ebony Day & Shaun Reynolds
Ebony Day and Shaun Reynolds sing a fun duet that will instantly put you in a good mood. Like Day says in her video description, “Got my good friend Shaun Reynolds on this one because he’s great and great people are great.” We’d have to agree.
“Rather Be” By Peter Lee Johnson (Violin Cover)
The violin is such a crucial part of this song and Peter Lee Johnson’s violin arrangement is exceptional. Check out the rest of his violin covers on his YouTube channel including hits from Drake, Frank Ocean and Maroon 5.
“Rather Be” By The George Twins
The George Twins take their musical talent and harmonies to create a heavenly rendition with the help of piano master Kurt Hugo Schneider. Bravo!
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