Disclosure dropped two new tracks today (21st August) and they are, frankly, divine.
‘Moonlight’ and ‘Where Angels Fear To Tread’ follow the joyous and minimal ‘Ultimatum’, which dropped back in May with an unforgettable vocal from Malian singer Fatoumata Diawara. These two new cuts find the duo continuing their patient return to the fore, having taken quite a lot of time off following the release of 2016’s ‘Moog For Love’ EP.
"We wanted to bring some Disclosure deep house chords and basslines to the forefront," Guy and Howard Lawrence explain of ‘Moonlight’, a track which samples Swedish a capella singers The Real Group. "We've been completely obsessed with a capella jazz groups lately."
‘Where Angels Fear To Tread’ is an even more reserved affair, and wouldn’t sound out of place on a label like Detroit Swindle’s Heist Recordings. The track samples a version of ‘Fools Rush In’ by The Four Freshmen. In describing their fondness for the jazzy vocal work in the sample, Disclosure explain that the Freshmen were "one of the earliest groups to incorporate advanced jazz harmony into this style and inspired the likes of The Beach Boys".
Both cuts show a continued advance in maturity for the duo who found mass acclaim for their 2013 debut ‘Settle’ and their subsequent second album, 2015’s ‘Caracal’.
While the pair are reportedly working on their third LP, they have given no update as to when we can expect that or whether we can expect them to return to the stage soon or not.
Listen to 'Moonlight' and 'Where Angels Fear To Tread' below.