Despite all the terrible things wrong with 2018, this year is at least getting its new music releases right.
House music revivalists Disclosure released a new single, “Ultimatum” early Friday morning, their first in two years. The duo of brothers Guy and Howard Laurence announced the new single in a post on social media with some background on its composition.
“A few months ago we stumbled across an amazing female vocalist named Fatoumata Diawara . While digging through her discography we discovered this beautiful sample and started messing around, having fun and experimenting with it.”
Said result is a surprisingly lower-key affair compared to the big production of the duo’s popular singles like “Latch” featuring Sam Smith or “Magnets” featuring Lorde. There is the group’s classic two-step house music groove with clacking electronic drums synched together like a well-oiled machine. But “Ultimatum” has less of a big drop and more of a jazzy, relaxed climax thanks to its organ run backing the song. Ms. Diawara’s voice doesn’t hurt either, with her Afro-pop singing style effortlessly blending into the Disclosure sound.
This is the brothers’ first release since the three-track EP Moog For Love, released nine months after their gold-selling second studio album Caracal. The duo announced earlier this year that they are currently working on their third album.
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