2020 has been one of the more sadistic years in recent memory, and Disclosure captures this spirit of torment in the just-released video for their also just-released track “My High.”
Featuring vocals from American hip-hop artist Aminé and British hip-hop artist slowthai, the song is a slinky, driving hip house cut with a singalong chorus that’s coming in hot as a bright spot in a rather bummer summer. Hear the song below.
Shot in Mexico City and Los Angeles before quarantine began, the corresponding video follows a car accident victim as he tries to get medical attention and instead is thrust forth — while on a stretcher — through an increasingly absurd series of settings including a family dinner, a house party and a dollar store. Aminé and slowthai both make appearances.
“We always wanted to work with rappers, we just didn’t know any and we had no means of contacting them… there aren’t a lot of rappers in Reigate,” the Lawrence brothers are quoted in a statement in reference to their English hometown. Clearly, they figured out how to make the connect.
“Writing ‘My High’ with Aminé was a lot a fun,” their statement continues. “He’s hilarious and may as well be a comedian. He writes so quickly and it’s amazing to watch. He brought so much energy to this already very energetic tune that when we got home to London in January, there was only one guy capable of matching it… slowthai.”
“My High” is the second single from Disclosure’s forthcoming LP, Energy. A formidable assortment of other artists including Common, Channel Tres, Kelis and Fatoumata Diawara (the vocalist on Disclosure’s 2018 hit “Ultimatum”) with also be featured on the LP. No release date has yet been announced for the album, which will be the third from Disclosure.
It’s been seven years since Disclosure blew up on the power of their game-chancing debut album Settle, which Billboard Dance named No. 1 on its list of the Top 40 Dance Albums of the Decade.