We know Disclosure have been hard at work on LP3, and this week they seem to be ramping up to it quite quickly. Just yesterday they shared a new track called “Moonlight,” and less than 24 hours later they’re back with another one called “Where Angels Fear To Tread.”
Like “Moonlight,” this latest song gets a lot of mileage out of sliced-up vocal samples from an old a cappella record. But whereas yesterday’s song turned the Real Group’s “When I Fall In Love” into brisk ultralounge house music with some artful flourishes, this one is a bit slower and dreamier. It’s the best Disclosure single I’ve heard in a long time.
The Lawrence brothers essentially took the Four Freshmen’s a cappella take on the old Johnny Mercer/Rube Bloom tune “Fools Rush In (Where Angels Fear to Tread)” and gave it a swingin’, spacey house remix. On Twitter, they write, “We’ve been completely obsessed with acapella jazz groups lately and so we decided to sample some of the original masters – The Four Freshmen. Hope you all enjoy.”