NEW TRACKS: Disclosure feat. Sam Smith, Nile Rodgers, and Jimmy Napes - ‘Together’
If anyone was wondering if Disclosure could bend their distinctive sound into a funk beat, “Together” says the answer is yes. The producer duo’s new release with longtime collaborators Sam Smith (Latch) and Jimmy Napes (also Latch) and perennial hit-machine Nile Rodgers (Get Lucky) captures a groove only briefly hinted at in their past work. Nile’s contribution is the most evident, of course, as his bright stabs of guitar contrast with a swelling chorus chock full of Sam Smith’s sultry falsetto. The writing here is also just as simply expressive as you’d expect from Jimmy Napes, with not an extraneous word in sight. While the beat is almost overwhelming on first listen, as it features guitar, modulated bass, snare, and tom-tom hits, its distinctive fusion will keep you coming back for another spin. And if you let it wash over you, you’ll find yourself astounded by the elegance found in its complexity.
The Orwells have done it again and created a track that brings young and adolescent lyrics paired with upbeat guitar riffs. Lead singer, Mario Cuomo describes that the rock and roll lifestyle has not changed, “Drink all night, I’m such a mess…. I lost my mind, I lost my shoe. I found myself when I found you.” The great beat makes this flower punk song as catchy as a pop tune, but with the musical chops to back it up. There is a reason why Billboard voted The Orwells as the “Next Big Sound” last week. From the small Chicago suburb of Elmhurst, IL to a US tour with FIDLAR (amazing doesn’t even begin to describe it), to an upcoming UK tour these boys are taking over and “Dirty Sheets” is a song you should be sure to listen and dance around to. While they might be growing up and moving on to bigger and better things, their sound and attitude stay consistent with their past albums and EPs!