Brothers, Howard and Guy Lawrence (better known by Disclosure), have released the latest single, ‘Douha (Mali Mali)’ from their upcoming album ENERGY.
The track features vocals from the Malian singer songwriter, Fatoumata Diawara and continues the duo’s African influence that runs through their new sound.
‘Douha (Mali Mali)’ is the second time the pair have collaborated with Diawara, the first being two years ago on the track, ‘Ultimatum’.
Disclosure have continued the boundless energy from their last single ‘My High’ with slowthai and aminé, which will also be on ENERGY, set for a summer release.
The track was debuted as Annie Mac’s ‘Hottest Record in the World’ where Lawrence brothers explained that the lyrics (written by Diawara) were a plea for the youth of Mali to stay in the country and celebrate its culture.
The video for ‘Douha’ directed by Mahaneela, was filmed in three countries using nine different locations with three separate film crews. It features dancers and local visuals, capturing rural areas and cityscapes in Como, Italy, Johannesburg, South Africa, and New York City.