Disclosure open up about releasing new album during pandemic

Disclosure have opened up about releasing their new album ‘Energy’ during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

In a new interview with The Guardian, the dance duo – comprising brothers Guy and Howard Lawrence – said after multiple delays to the album release, they decided to still share the album this summer because of its “positive messages.”

Guy Lawrence said: “It does feel strange to make an album of club music when all the clubs are closed.

“…But after a few months of delaying we realised this was a perfect time to release an album called Energy which has a lot of positive messages about strength and courage.”

He added: “OK, we finished it in November so we didn’t make it intentionally for a pandemic, but it does work well.”

Howard Lawrence and Guy Lawrence of Disclosure performs during Lollapalooza at Grant Park on July 30, 2016 in Chicago, Illinois. CREDIT: Daniel Boczarski/Redferns

The pair recently shared the video for new single ‘Douha (Mali Mali)’.

The track features Fatoumata Diawara, who previously appeared on the dance duo’s 2018 single ‘Ultimatum’.

It was the third single from the LP, which is out on August 28 via Island, after ‘My High’ featuring Slowthaiand Aminé and ‘Energy’.