Disclosure’s second album release includes famous names


Disclosure plays at The Sinclair in Cambridge, Mass. in 2013.

Rose Sacco, Verge Designer

Disclosure, an electronic music band consisting of two brothers, decided to pull in some big-name artists for their second album.

“Caracal,” released Sept. 25, is Disclosure’s latest dance party inducing hit creator.

Their first single titled “Omen” features their beloved friend and soulful singer, Sam Smith. 

At first I thought the song was a little too much on the slow side to be released by an electronic duo, but once the chorus hits and Smith begins to belt out “oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh omen,” I could not help but be lured in.

Smith’s voice melts like butter with Disclosure’s beats and sounds; it is no wonder why they continue to work together.

Another pop prince, The Weeknd, sings the first track on the album with Disclosure.

“Nocturnal” is exactly what you would imagine as the result of sultry The Weeknd and new-age Disclosure coming together. It captured the essence of being a night owl.

In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, the band says the song gives “the vibe of driving around late at night, and it’s getting dark, and the beat’s pretty slow.”

Not to be outdone by the boys, angsty teen singer, Lorde, lends her vocals to the song “Magnets.”

She sings of a forbidden love and how she chooses to take up its path.

Lorde flat out tries to woo the man, singing, “Uh-oh, dancin’ past the point of no return. Let go, we can free ourselves of all we’ve learned. I love this secret language that we’re speaking. Say it to me, let’s embrace the point of no return.”

My favorite song on “Caracal” is “Holding On” featuring Gregory Porter.

The song runs a little over five minutes long and instantly reminds me of when I was a teenager shopping at Abercrombie and Fitch.

The lyrics are repetitive, with Porter singing “holding on” over and over, but it stuck with me.

The song is hard to get out of your head once played.

It produces a happy-go-lucky feeling if you listen long enough.

Compared to Disclosure’s first album, “Settle,” “Caracal” is easier to listen to while you are doing practically anything, whereas if you are listening to “Settle,” you are more than likely getting ready to party.

There is more meaning and feeling embedded in the lyrics of the songs on “Caracal.”

Tie all that together into one great album, and you get a CD worthy of five out of five stars. 

Rose Sacco can be reached at 581-2812 or [email protected].