Brothers and electronic duo Disclosure just released their sophomore effort, Caracal on Sep. 25.
This album features collaborations from Lorde, The Weeknd, and Kwabs. Colleague and close friend Sam Smith also makes an appearance on this album. Smith has previously worked with Disclosure on Latch from the Settle album, which was released in 2013.
Disclosure has developed into an established electronic/R&B crossover band, combining the best of dance pop with strong alternative R&B beats and lyrics.
Since their breakthrough in 2010, Disclosure received a Grammy nomination for their debut album and have been on a worldwide concert and festival tour since 2013, playing prominent American festivals such as Coachella, Sasquatch, and Lollapalooza.
Disclosure also played at the Apple Music Festival with LION BABE and NAO, two new and prominent artists on the indie R&B scene who are also featured on Caracal.
Hailing from Surrey, England, Guy and Howard Lawrence are just 21 and 24 years old respectively. Using their age to their advantage to reach more fans, Disclosure has a huge social media presence on Twitter, Instagram, and Snapchat.
The group hyped the release of Caracal with a midnight drop counted down on their Twitter account.
Disclosure has consistently used their trademark ‘face’ for album artwork. For those who are unfamiliar with the band, this involves Guy and Howard or the artist they are featuring with a white stenciled face depiction overlaying the photo or illustration of the artist.
There is even a mobile application where fans can ‘Disclosure’ their own face by uploading a photo.
New listeners of Disclosure should definitely check out a few songs that happen to be my personal favorites including, “Help Me Lose My Mind” (feat. London Grammar), “When a Fire Starts to Burn,” and “Holding On” (feat. Gregory Porter).
For old fans of Disclosure, give Caracal a listen and fully embrace the transition from pure dance music to an artfully crafted, and matured synthesis of edgy pop and smooth R&B.