Disclosure – ENERGY (Deluxe) (2020)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/44,1 kHz | Time – 01:22:28 minutes | 0,98 GB | Genre: Electronic
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GRAMMY-nominated producing duo Disclosure has announced their new album ENERGY, slated to release August 28 via Capitol Records. Brothers Guy and Howard Lawrence also shared the title track’s new music video earlier today marking the first time in over a half-decade that they’ve released an official visual.
The Kid Studio-directed offering is a motivational anthem full of surreal workout regiments, some seriously comical facial expressions and a group scientific experiment gone wrong. As for the track, Disclosure took inspiration from Brazilian rhythms and paired the upbeat tempo with samples of Eric Thomas, the hip-hop preacher from the group’s 2013 “When A Fire Starts To Burn”. The album’s first song follows the group’s impromptu Ecstasy EP and their “Know Your Worth” collaborative single with Khalid (and the subsequent remix that tapped rising Nigerian artists Davido and TEMS).
“It’s such a privileged lane that we’ve found ourselves in,” Guy Lawrence said of the upcoming project in a recent press statement. “It’s great that we can play to 20,000 people and then go and play a dark, sweaty rave. We just want the most amount of people to have the most amount of enjoyment. We can’t wait to do it again and again when the time comes.”
ENERGY will utilize a star-studded tracklist to its advantage with Mick Jenkins, Channel Tres, Aminé, slowthai, and Common making appearances. Kelis, Fatoumata Diawara, Kehlani and Syd will also contribute.
After four years spent touring the world, the two British brothers from Disclosure returned to the studio. And they were pretty productive, composing around 200 tracks! For this third album – which follows their 2015 record Caracal – the duo whittled that number down to 11 tracks, featuring a dreamy lineup dominated by rappers and Malian artists. As always, the atmosphere of the past seeps into the present. Kelis gets the ball rolling with Watch Your Step, a radio-friendly track that brings The Neptunes circa 2000 to mind, before handing over to rapping duo Aminé and slowthai who let loose on the joyful break beat of My High, while Chicago rapper Mick Jenkins, a revelation from the last decade, sets his flow to a more mellow beat (Who Knew?). Last but not least, Common (a “fantasy” for the Lawrence brothers) concludes the album on Rêverie, a track that perfectly lives up to its name. The big hit of the record however goes to the Malian Fatoumata Diawara, with whom they had already collaborated in 2018 on the single Ultimatum. She’s perfect on Douha (Mali Mali) in aerial deep house mode – Disclosure’s signature sound since starting out. A sound which has lost none of its value. – Smaël Bouaici
1. Disclosure – Watch Your Step
2. Disclosure – Lavender
3. Disclosure – My High
4. Disclosure – Who Knew?
5. Disclosure – Douha (Mali Mali)
6. Disclosure – Fractal
7. Disclosure – Ce n’est pas
8. Disclosure – ENERGY
9. Disclosure – Thinking ‘Bout You
10. Disclosure – Birthday
11. Disclosure – Reverie
12. Disclosure – Ecstasy
13. Disclosure – Tondo
14. Disclosure – Expressing What Matters
15. Disclosure – Etran
16. Disclosure – Get Close
17. Disclosure – Know Your Worth
18. Disclosure – Talk
19. Disclosure – Birthday
20. Disclosure – Birthday