Before a headlining appearance at their own Wild Life Festival in Brighton today, Disclosure announced the details of Caracal, the highly anticipated followup to their 2013 smash debut Settle. The new album is slated for a 9/25 release, and Nao, Kwabs, and Lion Babe — all of whom are sharing the stage with Disclosure at Wild Life — are confirmed to feature. The LP is named after the caracal, a wild cat native to parts of Africa and Asia. Howard Lawrence of Disclosure explains:
A Caracal is an incredible wild cat that I became fascinated with while on tour last year; I just love the way they look, their physical capabilities and their anonymity. It felt like a perfect fit for our Wild Life brand too, so the Caracal made perfect sense as the lead visual for the new album and over the course of recording, it also felt like a natural title for the new record too.
There’s no full tracklisting available yet, but the new record will include the Gregory Porter collab “Holding On” in addition to an unreleased track called “Jaded,” which features Howard Lawrence himself on vocals. Watch a short but stylish trailer video for the album (soundtracked by “Holding On”) and check out newly announced dates for two US shows below.
09/29 Los Angeles, CA @ L.A. Memorial Sports Arena
10/24 New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden
Caracal is out 9/25 via PMR/Island Records; it’ll be available for pre-order starting tomorrow.