Single Review – Disclosure – Ultimatum

In the first release since 2016’s Moog for Love EP, Disclosure have released a sunny, mellow house track in the form of Ultimatum. Taking vocals from Fatoumata Diawara, the song shines in it minimalism, while still being just as inviting and anthemic as previous heavier offerings. The lyrics rest on top of pulsating synth and shuffling percussion, which is repeated throughout – that can get a bit repetitive. The track is later jazzed up with the vocal distortion, merging the rough synths with Diawara’s luscious vocal to create a full-blown electronica fest. The instrumentalism often builds, growing all the more intense, but the drops never really amount to too much. That being said, this – perhaps, safer – side to Disclosure’s talents is no doubt enjoyable, especially while the sun’s out.

Ellie Chivers

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