"Look! Where your focus goes, your energy flows. Are you hearing me?"
"The title is everything," Disclosure's Guy Lawrence says of the fraternal duo's exhilarating third album, ENERGY. "The thing that decided which songs made it and which songs didn't was that one word: energy. Every track was written really quickly. That's why we had to write so many songs because those ones don't come up every day. Or every week. Or every month."
This year marks a decade since Disclosure's first single, Offline Dexterity. Guy is still only 29 and Howard just 26 yet they have clocked up 4.5 billion streams, 4.5 million album sales and sold 500k tickets to headline shows (excluding festival appearances). When they started, they were performing in clubs that Howard would otherwise have been too young to enter. Their youth and naivete was key to their originality. Early releases such as Latch and Flow spearheaded a house music revival even though they didn't know most of the house and garage records they were supposedly inspired by.
When interviewers first asked Disclosure about their ambitions, they said they wanted longevity. They wanted to be able to move between clubs and festivals, stand-alone floor-fillers and substantial albums, DJing and performing. A decade later, they've achieved their goal.
"It's such a privileged lane that we've found ourselves in," says Guy. "It's great that we can play to 20,000 people and then go and play a dark, sweaty rave. We just want the most amount of people to have the most amount of enjoyment. We can't wait to do it again and again when the time comes."
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