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Listen to Disclosure and RAYE’s “sunshine banger” track ‘Waterfall’

“RAYE is such a dream to work with in the studio. Best way to describe her is as a hook machine"

By Hollie Geraghty

Disclosure sit next to each other on a hill in a press shot
Disclosure (Picture: Press)

Disclosure have released new single ‘Waterfall’ with RAYE – listen below.

The electronic music duo first previewed the garage-inspired track at their recent live shows, following January single ‘You’ve Got to Let Go If You Want To Be Free’ with DJ and producer Zedd.

Speaking about working with RAYE, Disclosure said: “RAYE is such a dream to work with in the studio. Best way to describe her is as a hook machine! You get the beat rolling and vibes going and she gives you like five chorus melody options straight away… she makes writing the way we do so easy and enjoyable.

“We all knew within 5 minutes we were gonna make a UKG summer sunshine banger and that’s exactly what we ended up with. We all had London and it’s beautiful musical history in our hearts that day and we hope that comes across to the listener.”

The track is RAYE’s first new music of the year. She said: “This was really the first song Disclosure and I had created together, and everyone loved it, it came together really quickly and organically. The boys led with a garage vibe and I think it’s summertime warm energy! I hope people love it as much as we enjoyed making it.”

Listen to ‘Waterfall’ below.

Disclosure, made up of brothers Howard and Guy Lawrence, are set to perform at a number of festivals this year, including Coachella, Primavera Sound, Boardmasters and All Points East.

RAYE left Polydor Records last year, claiming that the label had refused to release her debut album.

“I have been on a 4 ALBUM RECORD DEAL since 2014 !!! And haven’t been allowed to put out one album,” she wrote on Twitter.

“ALL I CARE ABOUT is the music. Im sick of being slept on and I’m sick of being in pain about it this is not business to me this so personal.”

“I’ve done everything they asked me,” she added, “I switched genres, I worked 7 days a week, ask anyone in the music game, they know. I’m done being a polite pop star. I want to make my album now, please that is all I want.”

She later told The Guardian: “Having a Top 10 is not defining. What it showed me was that we were aiming for two completely different things and we always have been. What makes them proud isn’t what makes me proud.”

She added: “The fact that they did let me go, I’m so grateful because it could have gone all matters of dark.”