Two days ago, the news broke that Disclosure and Aluna George were being sued for allegedly perjuring lyrics to the songs “Latch,” “White Noise” and “You and Me” from a notebook belonging to Katie Farrah Sopher. Sopher claims that her ex stole the notebook and it eventually found its way to the UK duo who then used its contents for their songs.
The ex in question has already denied those allegations, but Disclosure themselves responded in a post on Facebook early this morning, stating that “we are musicians, artists and producers” and that any kind of accusations accusing them of stealing lyrics or any other foundational components of their tracks are completely false.
And while the bulk of the message reads like a well-written press release, a little tidbit at the bottom revealing progress on their second album is newsworthy in its own right. Disclosure’s debut album Settle reached #1 on the UK Albums chart as well as the US Dance/Electronic Albums chart, and it was even nominated for a Grammy last year. We can’t wait to see what they have in store for us next.
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!