Disclosure – White Noise (feat. AlunaGeorge)

Title: White Noise (feat. AlunaGeorge)

Artist: Disclosure

Album: Settle

Year: 2013

Genre: House, Electronic

A lot of similarities here. Both are duos, both released highly-anticipated albums in 2013, and they both have an impressive backgrounds over a stretch of impressive singles. So a collaboration between the two UK outfits might have been inevitable at that time. Fizzy-fuzzy “White Noise” is a showcase of Howard and Guy Lawrence’s impeccable knack for structure. Building from quiet but full moments of minimalist fluidity, to sudden explosive bursts of their distinctive brand of UK Garage.

Aluna Francis’ vocals show range too, pivoting from wounded to defiant within a single line. “You just wanna keep me on repeat and hear me crying,” she sings. “If you wanna play tough,” she snaps back, beats later, “Let’s get rough.” A distinctive characteristic in almost all AlunaGeorge song recipes. Just a hint of a kick to go with that sweetness.

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