What Is Love? is the upcoming second studio album by British electronic music group Clean Bandit. It is set to be released on 30 November 2018 by Atlantic Records. It will include the singles "Tears" (featuring Louisa Johnson), "Rockabye" (featuring Sean Paul and Anne-Marie), "Symphony" (featuring Zara Larsson), "I Miss You" (featuring Julia Michaels), "Solo" (featuring Demi Lovato) and "Baby" (featuring Marina and the Diamonds and Luis Fonsi). In addition, the album will also feature collaborations with Ellie Goulding, Rita Ora, Charli XCX and Tove Styrke.
Speaking about the gap between albums, bassist and saxophone player Jack Patterson told Fault magazine in late 2017: "It just takes us so much longer to create each piece of music. But our second one is nearly done – hopefully early next year." Cellist and vocalist Grace Chatto also explained that the album would be "more serious" as well as more "dancey" than 2014's New Eyes, saying: "I think the first album was a lot more light-hearted. While our second album, with the lyrics anyway, are more serious. Some of them are about breaking up, like 'I Miss You' and 'Tears', which will both be on the album."
Chatto also explained that the group had written a song for Harry Styles, and during the recording sessions, also worked with Rhodes, Elton John and Gallant.
In September 2018, the group revealed through their social media accounts that they had been working with Rita Ora, and that recording for the album was finished. Several days later, they announced the title, track listing and artwork, as well as a statement on the themes: "The album looks at many different kinds and stages of love. We've been making it over three years, during which time we've all experienced love in our lives in different ways brotherly love; family love; romantic love; crazy all-consuming love; the pain of love turning into something different or dishonest; and, of course, in Rockabye, unconditional motherly love."
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