SONG OF THE DAY: Disclosure – “F For You”
Singer/songwriter brothers-turned-EDM duo Disclosure are being credited by many as leading the wave of ’90s underground house. Tracks like “You & Me,” “Latch,” and “White Noise” blend ’90s house and two-step with synth-pop. It’s as if one of the New Order offshoot bands (Revenge or Electronic or The Other Two) were timewarped twenty years ahead to today. With “F For You,” they’ve hit the jugular with the perfect US radio-friendly pop song that will mix perfectly with Capital Cities and Imagine Dragons while getting people dancing in the clubs with synth-led beats that you can dance to without smearing your make-up (or breaking too much of a sweat). Dance music that you can dance to- what a concept… This isn’t alcohol-fueled “throw your hands up” party music, but rather an intelligently-written song that would transcend any genre. As great as all the featured vocalists were (Sam Smith, Eliza Doolittle, Aluna George), it’s also quite impressive that the brothers are singing what will most likely be their US crossover record. With “F For You” being the fourth single, there is no doubt that their album ‘Settle’ will be one of the biggest albums of the summer.
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