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Disclosure announce energetic new album

By | Published on Friday 22 May 2020


Disclosure have announced that they will release their third album, ‘Energy’, this summer.

The duo have also released the album’s title track. It features samples of hip hop preacher Eric Thomas, whose voice they previously used on 2013’s ‘When A Fire Starts To Burn’.

“When we found Eric many years ago, he was like a goldmine of inspirational quotes and motivational speeches”, they say. “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”, they add. “What he says is basically the whole concept for the record, that’s why it became the title track”.

Expanding on the album, they go on: “The thing that decided which songs made it and which songs didn’t was that one word: energy. Every track was written really quickly. That’s why we had to write so many songs because those ones don’t come up every day. Or every week. Or every month”.

The album will be released on 28 Aug and the duo have tried to make the physical versions of the release as environmentally-friendly as possible – from forgoing any plastic in the CD cases to using regranulated PVC in the vinyl and using sugarcane-derived shrink wrap.

Listen to ‘Energy’ here: