Disclosure Announces Upcoming Album ‘ENERGY’ with New Track
May 22, 2020
May 22, 2020
Today, GRAMMY-nominated duo Disclosure released their new album, ENERGY – the follow-up to 2015’s Caracal, which debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Dance/Electronic Albums chart and topped the U.K. Official Albums chart. Download / stream ENERGY HERE.
To celebrate today’s album release, brothers Guy and Howard Lawrence unveiled the official video for “Birthday” featuring Kehlani & Syd and welcomed fans into an immersive meta-verse within Minecraft inspired by the vibrant world of ENERGY. They also announced a series of 2021 European/U.K. tour dates. In addition to this abundance of activity, it’s just been announced that Disclosure are part of the newest line-up for the BBC Radio 1 Residency, which brings listeners into the world of the biggest names in dance music from across the international club spectrum. Disclosure’s residency will air on BBC Radio 1 every second Monday of the month, beginning September 14.
The remarkable Kid Studio-directed video for “Birthday” finds both Kehlani and Syd squished into intricate, tiny doll houses, singing about the uncertainty of whether it’s cool to call each other up to offer birthday wishes after some time apart. Look out for the excellent puppets of both artists in the closing scenes as you watch “Birthday”. With a confident yet sultry swagger, “Birthday” digs deeper in an R&B sound that the brothers brought to the forefront of their repertoire around their second album, Caracal.
The journey of releasing this album has taken many twists and turns as the pandemic re-shaped the world as we knew it. Like water cutting new tributaries through the landscape or slowly eroding the edges of our lands, Disclosure have carefully and consciously navigated their path to this point. Where playing live became non-existent (a huge outlet for electronic and club music) – they selectively embarked on livestreamed DJ sets to connect with fans and help transmit the new music into their locked-down lives. Sessions of note include Boiler Room, R1 Big Weekend & Dance Weekend, Earth Day and their own Kitchen Mixes, live and direct from Guy’s kitchen. The most recent of these was their set from the epic Plitvice Lakes in Croatia for Cercle in partnership with Amazon Music, which pulled in impressive live numbers at the time of broadcast and reached two million views on Cercle’s Facebook within a week.
This year marks 10 years since Disclosure debuted with the single “Offline Dexterity.” In that decade, Guy and Howard Lawrence, who are still in their 20s, have released two albums – Settle (2013) and Caracal (2015) – clocked up 5.1 billion streams and 4.8 million album sales, received five GRAMMY nominations, sold 500,000 tickets to their headline shows and topped festival bills all over the world. Both of their full-length albums topped the U.K. Official Albums chart and received GRAMMY nominations for Best Dance/Electronic Album. Settle was named the No. 1 dance album of the decade by Billboard. A pair of EPs – Moonlight and Ecstasy – followed.