British electronic duo Disclosure have just announced the upcoming release of their new album, titled ‘Alchemy’, scheduled to drop this Friday, July 14.
The 11-track album, set to be released through Apollo Records via AWAL Recordings, is being described as a return to the duo’s “back to basics” approach. It features no guest features or samples, with the entire album crafted solely from the original production of brothers Guy and Howard Lawrence. The writing process took place while the brothers were in different emotional states, with Guy settling into married life in Los Angeles and Howard recovering from heartbreak and the exhaustion of a 150-date tour.
Discussing the album and its title, Howard explains, “There was a combination of deep heartbreak and sadness, but also deep admiration and appreciation. We wanted to transform this terrible feeling into something beautiful. The whole idea was to channel pain into beauty, which, in retrospect, has always been our aim.”
Guy further adds, “All of our previous albums were written in the third person. Until now, very few of our songs were about our own personal experiences and lives.”
Howard’s vocals and lyrics take a prominent role on the album, lending a more intimate and personal feel to the record. ‘Alchemy’ explores a wide range of influences, from summery house to breakneck jungle.
“This record is a celebration of our current sense of liberation,” states Guy. “We’re no longer signed to a major record label, and we won’t be touring this record. We can do whatever we want and be incredibly creative.”
The album artwork, handcrafted by textile artist Llinos Owen and based on a photo by George Muncey, features the brothers for the first time since their debut album ‘Settle’, which recently celebrated its 10-year anniversary with a special edition vinyl release.
To commemorate the album’s release, Disclosure will be hosting a free party in London on July 13, with the location yet to be announced. They will also be throwing an album release party at The Cause, an East London venue, on Friday.
Fans of Disclosure can anticipate the arrival of ‘Alchemy’ as the duo continues to showcase their creative freedom and personal growth through their music.
Written by: Artificial Intelligence Technology