It's safe to say that Disclosure absolutely killed 2013, but we're only 23 days into 2014 and they show no signs of slowing down. In the past three weeks the brothers have been on their US tour, turning up the heat during every set. This past weekend the young artists took several New York City venues by storm, in addition to performing live on Jimmy Fallon for their first North American TV performance
In the past week, Disclosure has released a hip-hop track, "You Stressin", that they produced for BishopNehru. Just last night, they released an edit of their hit single "F For You" from their debut album Settle with legend Mary J. Blige. Settle featured vocals from some of the most talented up-and-coming British vocalists, including Sam Smith, MNEK, AlunaGeorge, Eliza Doolittle, Jessie Wear, and London Grammar.
Mary J. Blige, on the other hand, is beyond next level. She's won 9 Grammy Awards, has 8 platinum albums, and is considered the queen of '90s R&B and hip-hop. Her interest in working with this unbelievably talented sibling duo is yet another testament to their incredible talent. Mary J. Blige sings alongside Disclosure, adding her soulful alto tones to the melody and incorporating new verses with her own lyrics in between the choruses. The video sports Disclosure's signature face and animates the lyrics as they dance and sing.
Their live show is expected to be a great time; it's Disclosure after all. The duo performed five times this weekend in New York, and although the excitement for Sunday's set grew to an unbearable point, no one could have expected what really waiting for the live performance. By the afternoon before, it had been leaked that Sam Smith, up-and-coming superstar and the voice behind Disclosure's #1 hit, "Latch," was in New York and would be there to sing with them live. Facing a laundry list of other star vocalists, Eliza Doolittle or Jessie Ware to name a few, fans eagerly waited for news on other surprise guests. But, never in a million years did any one expect them to say, "New York, give it up for Mary J. Blige!"
The crowd erupted as the Grammy starlet smoothly waltzed out on stage in a red leather jacket, blasting her amazing vocals and absolutely crushing "F For You". That moment made music history, bringing together the veteran songstress with cutting-edge producers in one epic moment. It is safe to say, with sold out shows all over North America and working with some of the music industry's most respected artists, Disclosure is on their way to being legends in their own right.