Disclosure announce new album ‘Energy’ and share title track
After releasing a string of singles over the past few months, DISCLOSURE (Howard and Guy Lawrence) have confirmed a new album is on the way out August 28th — and they’ve got a new single to celebrate.
The album is titled Energy, and today we’ve been gifted the feel-good title track as well. Shaping up to be a very exciting record indeed, the brother duo have teamed up with some very exciting guests including Common, Kelis, Slowthai, Kehlani, Syd, Mick Jenkins, Amine, Channel Tres and more.
Keen-eared Disclosure fans won’t take long to notice the vocals on their latest single are that of the same guest who is sampled on both ‘Settle’ and ‘When A Fire Starts To Burn’, and belong to a man named Eric Thomas. According to NME, Disclosure said in a statement, “When we found Eric many years ago, he was like a goldmine of inspirational quotes and motivational speeches.”
“Even if he was speaking to a room of five it was like he was addressing a stadium. He has an immense presence and energy about him that translates so well into music – especially house music.
“This time we cut up various speeches to make something that makes sense. What he says is basically the whole concept for the record, that’s why it became the title track.”
Furthermore, the Lawrence brothers have also shared that this latest album will come with a greener environmental footprint as they’re not only opting against using hard plastics for physical releases, they’re also using “re-granulated PVC pellets” for the vinyl and “a fully 100% recycled Bargesse board derived from sugarcane for the sleeve and shrink-wrapped in a sustainable sugarcane based plastic.”
Listen to ‘Energy’ below, and read on for the full Energy tracklist.
Watch Your Step
Douha (Mali Mali)
Ce n’est pas
Thinking ‘Bout You (Interlude)
Words by Emma Jones
Image: Hollie Fernando