Clean Bandit Taps DRAM for 'I Miss You' Remix, Feat. Julia Michaels: Listen

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D.R.A.M. performs in concert on the last day of the Austin City Limits Music Festival at Zilker Park on Oct. 15, 2017 in Austin.

Clean Bandit has recruited "Broccoli" rapper DRAM for a new remix of their song "I Miss You," which already features Grammy nominee Julia Michaels

The emotional-yet-upbeat track about a rocky breakup recovery, initially told by Michaels as she sings about longing for the one that got away, now smoothly tells the other side of the story. DRAM joins in to add another layer, singing: "I didn't have patience to mend it/ The second I left, you were right/ I should have just waited a minute."

Clean Bandit's Jack Patterson says DRAM's contribution added a whole new dimension to the already striking song. "We reworked the music and sent it to DRAM’s team. When we heard what he sent back, we realized he had brought to life a new perspective on missing someone that’s completely different to Julia’s," he tells Billboard. "[DRAM] talks in a true and honest way that’s quite powerful, and we absolutely love his delivery."

As Michaels' and DRAM's vocals intertwine throughout the song, it becomes clear that this remix was a great decision. But Patterson values Michaels' original take and says their collaboration was one he and the rest of Clean Bandit had long hoped for. "We’d wanted to work with [Michaels] for a long time. We’re massive fans of her as a writer and also as a singer," Patterson continues. "['I Miss You' is] definitely Julia’s story. After the session when we wrote it, it was very real and emotional and quite amazing for me to see her letting loose like that. We wrote the song in a day."

Meanwhile, the original song is climbing up Billboard's Dance/Electronic Streaming Songs chart, currently sitting at No. 6.

Check out the remix and Clean Bandit's upcoming tour dates below:

Clean Bandit Spring 2018 North American Headline Tour:

March 26 - Vancouver, BC - The Commodore Ballroom
March 27 - Seattle, WA - Showbox Market
March 28 - Portland, OR - Crystal Ballroom
March 30 - Berkley, CA - UC Theatre
March 31 - Santa Ana, CA - The Observatory
April 2 - Los Angeles, CA - The NoVo
April 3 - Phoenix, AZ - Marquee
April 5 - Dallas, TX - Granada Theatre
April 6 - Austin, TX - Scout Inn
April 7 - Houston, TX - White Oak Music Hall
April 9 - St. Louis, MO - Ready Room
April 10 - Indianapolis, IN - Deluxe
April 11 - Chicago, IL - The Vic
April 13 - Pittsburgh, PA - Mr. Smalls
April 14 - New Haven, CT - College Street
April 17 - Brooklyn, NY - Brooklyn Steel
April 19 - Washington, DC - 9:30 Club
April 20 - Philadelphia, PA - Trocadero
April 21 - Norfolk, VA - The NorVa
April 23 - Charlotte, NC - The Fillmore
April 24 - Atlanta, GA - The Loft
April 26 - Tampa, FL - State Theatre
April 27 - Miami, FL - Revolution
April 28 - Orlando, FL - The Beacham


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