After launching ENERGY, their third album, with the rousing title track last month, Disclosure returns with another bold statement of intent: “My High.” The pulsing new single finds Aminé and slowthai going head to head on an insanely exciting hip-house rampage. A distinct leap away from the club tracks offered on the Ecstasy EP and the more distinctive Disclosure production on “ENERGY,” “My High” further demonstrates the versatility and innovation harnessed by the Lawrence brothers.
The dynamic official video was shot pre-quarantine in Mexico City and Los Angeles. Directed by French filmmaker Simon Cahn (Danny Brown, Denai Moore), it features performances from both rappers. Check it out now below.
“We always wanted to work with rappers, we just didn’t know any and we had no means of contacting them… there aren’t a lot of rappers in Reigate,” says Disclosure. “Writing ‘My High’ with Aminé was a lot a fun, he’s hilarious and may as well be a comedian. He writes so quickly and it’s amazing to watch. He brought so much energy to this already very energetic tune that when we got home to London in January, there was only one guy capable of matching it… slowthai.”
Aminé and slowthai are not the only rappers on ENERGY – Mick Jenkins, Channel Tres and the legend that is Common also appear. Other features include the inimitable Kelis and Fatoumata Diawara, who collaborated with Disclosure on the GRAMMY-nominated “Ultimatum.” Cameroon’s Blick Bassy brings his own flow to the table while a powerhouse team of Kehlani & Syd ease the pace with their contribution. Eric Thomas – the hip hop preacher whose words memorably appeared on 2013’s “When a Fire Starts to Burn” – injects a hit of carnival-infused verve into a static and sober summer on the title track. View the official video for “ENERGY” HERE.
Fans who pre-order the album digitally will instantly receive “My High” plus the title track. ENERGY will also be available on vinyl, CD and cassette. Pre-order HERE.
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.
Track Listing – ENERGY:
1. Watch Your Step (Kelis)
2. Lavender (Channel Tres)
3. My High (Aminé & slowthai)
4. Who Knew? (Mick Jenkins)
5. (Douha) Mali Mali (Fatoumata Diawara)
6. Fractal (Interlude)
7. Ce n’est pas (Blick Bassy)
8. ENERGY (Eric Thomas)
9. Thinking ‘Bout You (Interlude)
10. Birthday (Kehlani & Syd)
11. Reverie (Common)