Disclosure Announce Release Date for New Album ‘Caracal’
Not only have electronic music duo Disclosure unveiled the cover art for their upcoming sophomore album, but they've officially announced its name and release date, as well.
The album is called Caracal and is currently set for a September release. The artwork features a white chalk outline of a caracal -- a wild cat native to Africa, Central Asia, Southwest Asia and India, in case you didn't know -- against a black backdrop. You can check that out above.
Howard Lawrence explained the reasoning behind naming their album after a wild animal. He said (quote via Official Charts), "A Caracal is an incredible wild cat that I became fascinated with while on tour last year; I just love the way they look, their physical capabilities and their anonymity. It felt like a perfect fit for our Wild Life brand too, so the Caracal made perfect sense as the lead visual for the new album and over the course of recording, it also felt like a natural title for the new record too.”
The album will reportedly feature collaborations with Lion Babe, Nao and Kwabs and a few others, who -- according to Billboard -- are set to be revealed over the course of the next few weeks. The duo recently performed one of their new songs, "Jaded," during their set at the UK festival, Wild Life this past Sunday (June 7). Joining them on vocals was Grammy-winning jazz singer Gregory Porter, who was also featured on Disclosure's recently released new song "Hold On."
Caracal is set to be released on September 25.