'Old fashioned' songwriters Disclosure
- Bang Showbiz
- 4 September 2015
'White Noise' hitmakers Disclosure reveal they are "old fashioned" songwriters and compose their songs around a piano
Disclosure write songs the "old fashioned" way.
The electronic duo - made up of brothers Guy 24, and Howard, 21 - rose to prominence with electronic hits such as 'White Noise' and 'Latch', which featured with Sam Smith, from their debut LP 'Settle' but confessed they are actually prefer the traditional approach to making music and always start their songs on a piano.
Guy explained: "We write in a very old-fashioned way with Howard and Jimmy (Napes, their songwriting partner) around a piano, which is a relatively quick process. It's the post-production that takes longer. That's the bit where I really concentrate and take a long time on the detail."
And the pair have taken even more of an instrumental approach to their second studio album 'Caracal'.
Guy added in an interview with The Sun newspaper: "We've approached this album like a band - writing the songs and using vocalists, not samples."
Since the success of 'Settle' the brothers have got to meet a host of music legends and superstar pop peers but they never get star-struck.
Howard said: "After the Grammys we had a party in the Hollywood Hills and Taylor Swift and Ed Sheeran were there and it was fine.
"Once you meet them, you realize they are just normal people. "Before I met Sting, I was like, 'Oh my God, it's Sting!' And then I met him and it was like, 'Oh, he's just a nice guy.' "