Disclosure gave the new track its first sneaky plays at their recent live shows to brilliant crowd reactions. Premiering as Radio 1’s Hottest Record in The World just now, ‘Waterfall’ is an addictive slice of two-step garage that’s poised to soundtrack an early-blooming summer of sweaty dancefloors and festival fields.
Speaking on working with Raye, Disclosure share: “RAYE is such a dream to work with in the studio. Best way to describe her is as a hook machine! You get the beat rolling & vibes going & she gives you like 5 chorus melody options straight away… she makes writing the way we do so easy & enjoyable. We all knew within 5 minutes we were gonna make a UKG summer sunshine banger & that’s exactly what we ended up with. We all had London & it’s beautiful musical history in our hearts that day & we hope that comes across to the listener.”
RAYE adds: “this was really the first song Disclosure and I had created together, and everyone loved it, it came together really quickly and organically. The boys led with a garage vibe and I think it’s summertime warm energy! I hope people love it as much as we enjoyed making it.”
Across her impressive career RAYE has amassed over 1.4 billion Spotify streams and is indisputably one of today's premier songwriters in the UK. She has written for artists such as Beyoncé, Major Lazer, Charli XCX, Little Mix, Hailee Steinfeld, Quavo, Normani, Ellie Goulding, Jax Jones, Khalid, 6LACK and Jessie Reyez, and worked with the world’s biggest songwriters and producers including Diplo, Julia Michaels, Fraser T Smith, Fred Ball and Justin Trantor. And now RAYE can add Disclosure to that stellar list of generational greats.
Today’s track follows the synth laden slowburn ‘You’ve Got to Let Go If You Want To Be Free’, released back in January in collaboration with multi-platinum, GRAMMY Award-winning artist/DJ/producer Zedd which is currently hitting the heady heights of 10m+ global streams.
As Guy and Howard gear up to power on with the remainder of their global live shows and festival headlines (see Coachella, Primavera, All Points East), Disclosure have split their time across LA, Miami, London and Sussex between studio sessions and embracing DJ sets whenever and wherever they were allowed to do them. With the invigorating combination of enforced writing and killing time during lockdowns mixed with the creative freedoms that come with this new era for the duo, Disclosure are sitting on a wealth of exciting new music of which, ‘Waterfall’ is the latest from their 2022 cannon.
Listen to 'Waterfall' here