British duo Disclosure continue their streak of spaced-out, soulful dance pop odes with “Holding On,” the first single from their follow-up to 2013’s Settle, which premiered on Annie Mac’s BBC Radio 1 show, Stereogum reports.
Though initially written as a ballad, Disclosure’s Guy and Howard Lawrence said they remixed “Holding On” into its final, bounding form. Anchored by swift two-step garage percussion, the track seethes with percolating synth stabs that continually simmer at the bottom of the mix and boil brilliantly to the top. Though familiar territory for the Lawrence brothers, the track was co-written and sung by Gregory Porter, a renowned jazz singer who sidles easily into the role of dancefloor siren.
“Holding On” will see release on July 17th via PMR/Island; it’s available to pre-order now on iTunes. The song comes on the heels of “Bang That,” a soaring house smash that the Lawrence brothers noted had become a staple in their DJ sets and which they offered up as a treat to fans as they continued recording their next album.
While no specific details regarding the LP have been announced, Disclosure promised they would debut new material with the help of special guests at their Wild Life Festival, which takes place June 6th and 7th in Brighton.
Though “Bang That” marked Disclosure’s first new music since Settle, the duo have remained busy with various remixes and other collaborations including “The Mechanism” — a 2014 track with Friend Within — and two songs on Mary J. Blige’s The London Sessions.