Clean Bandit have used 50 Microsoft Lumia smartphones to film the video for their new single Stronger.
The video is directed by Wlodek Markowicz and Karol Paciorek, a Polish duo whose entertainment show Lekko Stroniczy is a success on YouTube. Markowicz and Paciorek have released a three-part behind-the-scenes documentary about the making of the Stronger video, showing them discuss ideas for the video with the band, the location shoot and the editing process.
The use of so many smartphones for a bullet-time sequence in the video is part of Clean Bandit’s sponsorship deal with Microsoft Lumia, which sees the band star in current TV adverts for the phone.
Stronger features vocals by Sean Bass – whose sister Sharna Bass guested on Clean Bandit’s single Extraordinary – and Alex Newell, who plays transgender student Unique Adams in Glee.
Clean Bandit are halfway through a UK tour and will play at Common People, Wireless, T In The Park, Camp Bestival, Boardmasters and V festivals.
The band recently refuted Kasabian’s claims that they don’t write their own music. Milan Amin-Smith told Cambridge News: “I don’t think we’ll be paying too much attention to what Kasabian say. It seems like their comments are quite ill-informed.” He added that the only time he’s been starstruck was seeing Ed Miliband at a concert. Amin-Smith said: “I was stood next to him, but I didn’t speak to him as I was so starstruck. I don’t know what I would have said to him. Maybe ‘Give me a job’.”
Clean Bandit will play:
Manchester Apollo (March 11)
London Alexandra Palace (March 13)