‘Higher Than Ever Before’ by Disclosure – Single Rating: 4/5 ★★★

Disclosure, the electronic duo, continue to impress with their latest single, ‘Higher Than Ever Before’. It is a standout track from their newly released album, ‘Alchemy’ which is already taking the scene by storm. Produced by Disclosure themselves alongside the talented Canadian record producer and songwriter Cirkut, the song showcases the duo’s signature style while exploring new realms.

The journey begins with a rising synth overture that captures our attention. As the beat emerges subtly from the background, it gradually gains momentum, setting the stage for an experimental rhythm. The track primarily functions as an instrumental, with intermittent vocal hooks and sparse words that remain purposefully distant. This approach allows the music to take center stage, as you would expect if you are familiar with their previous releases.

‘Higher Than Ever Before’ exudes a chilled-out aura, drawing us into its enchanting atmosphere. The meticulous attention to detail is evident as additional sounds emerge from the mix. Moreover, they flawlessly synergise to create a layered soundscape. Also, the mix encapsulates the duo’s evolution as artists, displaying their maturity and willingness to push the box with each new delivery!

Listening as a stand-alone piece or as part of the larger ‘Alchemy’ album, ‘Higher Than Ever Before’ makes a solid and impactful impression. It is not a million miles away from what has come before. But, it brings a fresh quality to the table and for that reason, it deserves a solid 4 start rating!

You can take a listen to ‘Higher Than Ever Before’ by Disclosure below. So, do you think that this is one of the best new releases from the duo? Also, what is your favourite track off their new album?

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Emily Harris