Is this the same Gregory Porter of the jazz world, who once sang “Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood” with Jamie Cullem? Why, yes — yes, it is… His is not a voice I ever would have ever expected to mesh well with Disclosure’s dubby beats but somehow it works. I know, a jazz singer shouldn’t fit perfectly on an electronic music stomper — not in theory anyway — but it’s really quite good, the result being a calm, cool and collected electro drive with a mint, soulful vocal. So cool, in fact, that it’ll frost up your earbuds.
My only small complaint would be that the beats essentially sound like every other Disclosure song. I hope the rest of the new album finds them trying on some different clothes.
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Music video by Disclosure performing Holding On. (C) 2015 Island Records, a division of Universal Music Operations Limited