Disclosure – “Apollo”
Disclosure’s debut LP Settle is one of the most remarkable pop-minded dance records in recent memory. As a staff, we’ve rocked it excessively this year, and seemingly every track has been released as a single, remixed, or publicly aired in some fashion. It’s only been out for just over four months, but between the quality of those songs and all the wear-and-tear we’ve put on them, it feels like high time for some new material. And now we’ve got some.
“Apollo” is, as FACT notes, “somewhat greyscale compared to Settle‘s full-colour charms,” but the track’s brisk house will have you moving all the same. It’s as if the lady they sampled in the background of “You & Me” has possessed the preacher who shouts throughout the electrifying party-starter “When A Fire Starts To Burn.” It will help you lose your mind, drugs or no drugs. Hear it below.
In other Disclosure news, Settle is up for the Mercury Music Prize, the annual British album award that will be announced Wednesday, against competitors including David Bowie, Savages, Foals, Arctic Monkeys, James Blake, Laura Marling, Laura Mvula, Jon Hopkins, Villagers, Jake Bugg, and Rudimental.