For those either haunted by maniacal music teachers, or those gazing longingly for what might otherwise have been had you only kept up with those violin lessons in your youth - HK kids living through this right now - do take a leaf out of Clean Bandit’s book.
For the Cambridge quartet fuse elements of both classical and dance music, celebrating the culture clash of bass, beats and soaring strings, and in the process have become a fully fledged pop phenomenon.
Their breakthrough hit ‘Rather Be’ has more than 311 million Youtube views, spent over a month in the UK’s #1 Singles spot and won this year’s Grammy Award for Best Dance Recording (beating out the likes of Disclosure and Basement Jaxx in the process). Not too shabby.
Their gold-certified debut album ‘New Eyes’ has taken the world by storm evoking memories of classic Massive Attack, given a brand new twist.
Yes, the kids are going to be alright (just be sure to keep up with those piano lessons…)