Disclosure have dropped two new tracks in as many days, the latter of which being the velvety, dulcet ‘Where Angels Fear To Tread’.
Inspired by “a-capella jazz” and “advanced jazz harmony” the likes of which inspired The Beach Boys, the track is smooth as glass, with 1940s-style strings pirouetting throughout, and the unmistakable, winking charisma that the duo leave behind them wherever they go.
‘Where Angels Fear To Tread’ comes in the wake of another new track: ‘Midnight’ – released yesterday, and just as irresistible, if in a slightly different way. ‘Midnight’ is closer in style to that of the classic Disclosure tracks that helped make their name; fluttering beats serve as the canvas onto which the sonic landscape is painted, with liberal use of the infectious basslines and ghostly vocalisations fans will have come to know and love.
The releases come somewhat out of the blue, and we can’t wait to see what the duo have got up their sleeves.
Words by Ben Kitto