Disclosure comment on pending lawsuit, announce the progress of new album
On Monday, news quickly spread like wildfire that both Alunageorge and Disclosure were being sued for stealing lyrics. The lawsuit claims that the lyrics to “Latch,” “White Noise,” “You and Me,” and “Attracting Flies” were all stolen by the and used without permission, attributing to the plaintiff asking for £200,000 in compensation.
Two days later, Guy and Howard have taken to Facebook in their first public statement since the lawsuit became headline news. The pair quickly disregard the claims made by songwriter Katie Sopher and comment that proper credit is always given to the deserving artist. However, more important for fans of the British duo, a quick statement regarding their next album also slid its way into the post. While no news or music from the impending project has arrived, a collaboration with Mary. J Blige landed on her latest album, London Sessions. View the duo’s statement below.
Just wanted to post a little something for our fans who may have read the blogs in the last couple of days and help clear up some speculation that has been circulating, to do with whether or not we wrote the lyrics to some of our songs.
Firstly we want to make it very clear that every Disclosure song we have put our names to has been written by us. We sometimes write lyrics and melodies along-side whoever the featured singer may be (i.e. Sam, Eliza etc) and the great Mr. Jimmy Napes, but that is it. When we do, we always make sure everyone gets proper credit. We take great pride in our self sufficiency, our work and the way we work, and it’s incredibly frustrating when someone tries to take that away from us, by claiming we stole even one word or one note of our music from anyone.
We’d much rather be working on more music than commenting on these type of things, but it felt like we had no choice…
So, just to be clear, all allegations made against us to do with this subject are completely false, as anyone we have ever worked with will back up. We didn’t get into this industry to steal other people’s ideas and we haven’t – we are musicians, artists and producers.
In better news… Album 2 is niiiiicely underway!