Rather Be chords by Clean Bandit


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Rather Be | Chords + Lyrics


Intro

||: G#m D#m | Eadd9 B/D# F#/A# :|| x3
| Emaj7 Emaj7/C# N.C | N.C |
Oh, Woah, Ooh, ooh, yeah.

Verse 1

||: G#m D#m | Eadd9 B/D# F#/A# :||
We’re a thousand miles from comfort, 
we have traveled land and sea.
But as long as you are with me, 
| Emaj7 Emaj7/C# N.C | Emaj7 B6 |
there’s no place I’d rather be.

Verse 2

||: G#m D#m | Eadd9 B/D# F#/A# :||
I would wait forever, 
exalted in the scene.
As long as I am with you, 
| Emaj7 Emaj7/C# N.C | Emaj7 B6 |
my heart continues to beat.

Bridge 1

| Emaj7 | D#m7 | G#m11 | G#m11 |
With every step we take, Kyoto to The Bay, strolling so casually.
| Emaj7 | D#m7 | G#m11 | G#m11 B F# |
We’re different and the same, get you another name, switch up the batteries.

Chorus 1

||: G#m F#6 | Emaj7 B F# :||
If you gave me a chance I would take it.
It’s a shot in the dark but I’ll make it.
Know with all of your heart, you can’t shake me.
| Emaj7 | Emaj7/C# D#m7 |
When I am with you, there’s no place I’d rather be.

Chorus tag 1

||: G#m7 D#m7 | Eadd9 Gdim :||
No-no-no, no, no, no place I’d rather be.
No-no-no, no, no, no place I’d rather be.
| Emaj7 Emaj7/C# N.C | Emaj7 B6 |
No-no-no, no, no, no place I’d rather be. woah, oh.

Verse 3

||: G#m D#m | Eadd9 B/D# F#/A# :||
We set out on a mission, 
to find our inner peace, 
Make it everlasting,
| Emaj7 Emaj7/C# N.C | Emaj7 B6 |
so nothing’s incomplete.

Verse 4

||: G#m D#m | Eadd9 B/D# F#/A# :||
It’s easy being with you, 
sacred simplicity. 
As long as we’re together, 
| Emaj7 Emaj7/C# N.C | Emaj7 B6 |
there’s no place I’d rather be.

Bridge 2

| Emaj7 | D#m7 | G#m11 | G#m11 |
With every step we take, Kyoto to The Bay, strolling so casually.
| Emaj7 | D#m7 | G#m11 | G#m11 B F# |
We’re different and the same, get you another name, switch up the batteries.

Chorus 2

||: G#m F#6 | Emaj7 B F# :||
If you gave me a chance I would take it.
It’s a shot in the dark but I’ll make it.
Know with all of your heart, you can’t shake me.
| Emaj7 | Emaj7/C# D#m7 |
When I am with you, there’s no place I’d rather be.

Chorus tag 2

| G#m7 D#m7 | Eadd9 Gdim :||
No-no-no, no, no, no place I’d rather be.
No-no-no, no, no, no place I’d rather be.
No-no-no, no, no, no place I’d rather be.
| N.C | N.C |
When I am with you, there’s no place I’d rather be, yeah.

Instrumental

||: G#m D#m | Eadd9 B/D# F#/A# :|| x3
| Emaj7 Emaj7/C# N.C | Emaj7 B6 |
Beeeeeeeeee, oooooooh, oh. Be [x9]
Yeah-e-yeah-e-yeah-e-yeah-e-yeah, yeah, yeah!

Bridge 3

||: G#m F#6 | Emaj7 B F# :||
If you gave me a chance I would take it.
It’s a shot in the dark but I’ll make it.
Know with all of your heart, you can’t shake me.
| Emaj7 | Emaj7/C# D#m7 |
When I am with you, there’s no place I’d rather be.

Chorus 3

| G#m7 D#m7 | Eadd9 Gdim :||
No-no-no, no, no, no place I’d rather be.
No-no-no, no, no, no place I’d rather be.
No-no-no, no, no, no place I’d rather be. woah, oh.
| Emaj7 Emaj7/C# N.C | Emaj7 |
When I am with you, there’s no place I’d rather be.



Rather Be Chords: Learn the progressions!


Rather Be Analysis + TAB

Rather Be is clearly a keyboard song, however, it is possible to play all that stuff on the guitar.

The intro and verse chords look like this with Roman numerals:

||: G#m (VI) D#m (III) | Eadd9 (IV) B/D# (I/3) F#/A# (V/3) :||
| Emaj7 (IV) Emaj7/C# (IV/6) N.C | Emaj7 (IV) B6 (I) |

So we’re in the key of B and the chords go VI – III – IV – I – V, and then IV – I using fancy extensions and slash chords with the 3rd in the bass.

However, without playing the right notes from them in the right order, you’re not getting the riff. For this, you need TAB. Use the chords as a reminder once you’ve got the part down.

The bridge is a nice release from the hectic verse riff as the chords are now more held. We’re still in the key of B, here’s the progression with the Roman numerals:

| Emaj7 (IV) | D#m7 (III) | G#m11 (VI) | G#m11 |
| Emaj7 | D#m7 | G#m11 | G#m11 B (I) F# (V) |

I provide full TAB for members on how to play that amazing verse keyboard riff on the guitar, as well as a full chord analysis of all sections.

Here’s a link to the complete lesson (members only): Rather Be – Guitar lesson with TAB.

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Rather Be was Jess Glynn’s debut single!

As a worldwide hit, Rather Be reached the #1 spot in the charts in almost every country, apart from the U.S.

Crafted by Clean Bandit, an electronic British group from Cambridge that has worked with many contemporary singers. For this song, they picked Jess Glynn. For Jess, Rather Be was her debut single!

Released in 2014, this was one of the most successful songs of the 2010s, with many bands on the circuit adding it to their repertoire and to this day, still playing it.

It sits nicely along with other modern classics such as One Kiss, Don’t Start Now, Say My Name, Make Luv, and American Boy, but also more old-school tunes like Finally and Show Me Love.



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