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Disclosure call up barbershop jazz in second single release, ‘Where Angels Fear to Tread’

Disclosure are officially back in the driver’s seat — and judging by their second release in under 24 hours, they are driving in the fast lane. After months of silence, the Latch brothers are taking lessons from history and making moves marked by creative risk. While yesterday’s release was an instrumentally-heavy composition, their newest is equally experimental in nature and yet entirely different sounding.

Dubbed “Where Angels Fear to Tread,” the track is built around the vocal sampling of a 1940s barbershop jazz quartet called The Four Freshman. Disclosure then transforms the harmonized chorus lines into an infectious house ditty with spacey synth work. The single, which premiered on Apple’s Beats 1 Radio with Julie Adenuga, showcases the direction the brother duo seems to be headed under Island Records. Which point that direction leads is still highly up to speculated debate. Whatever the case, their two latest singles are certainly a brave and bold departure from their harkened sound.