Five-time Grammy-nominated duo Disclosure released a new single, “Douha (Mali Mali)” on July 29. The song features vocals from Malian singer-songwriter/actress, Fatoumata Diawara. This is Disclosure’s second collaboration with Diawara, who previously joined forces with the brothers on the 2018’s Grammy-nominated “Ultimatum.” “Douha (Mali Mali)” hails from Disclosure’s forthcoming LP, ENERGY, set for release on August 28.
Sung in Bambara, a traditional Malian language, the lyrics pay homage to Diawara’s home country. The track pairs an uplifting beat with lilting vocals, ultimately creating a song that brings to mind images of hope, pride, and togetherness. The video for the single, also released on July 29, was created with these themes in mind. Filmed in three countries using drone footage, the video seeks to provide a feeling of unity despite coronavirus-mandated isolations.
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