Disclosure – “Holding On” (Feat. Gregory Porter)
“Bang That,” released on the first day of this month, was the first proper new Disclosure song in two years. But it wasn’t the first official single from the follow-up to 2013’s smash debut album Settle. That’d be “Holding On,” the Gregory Porter collab that just debuted on Annie Mac’s BBC Radio 1 show. On the show, the Lawrence brothers revealed that they and Porter originally wrote the song as a ballad before essentially remixing their own song to come up with this uptempo two-step garage track. It’s a soulful love song a la Disclosure’s signature single “Latch,” but rather than massive rippling synth pulses, it’s undergirded by one of the brisk, hiccuping beats that have become Disclosure’s bread and butter. Hear it below.
No word yet on the title or release date of Disclosure’s sophomore album, but the “Holding On” single is out 7/17 on PMR/Island. Pre-order it here. Disclosure also announced that they’ll debut more new material with the help of special guests at their Wild Life Festival in Brighton next month.