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Disclosure: “We’re Not About Glamorising Drugs”



After riding high at number one in the album charts with a critically acclaimed album, a Mercury Prize nomination and earning rave reviews from their fans for a series of live performances at festivals this summer you’d think all would be well in the Disclosure camp but the duo have felt that they had to respond to accusations that the video to their new single ‘Help Me Lose My Mind’ glamorizes drug use.

Following complaints the pairings record label PMR quickly decided to pull the video which may or may have not shown drug use in a positive light and the duo explained the decision to discard the work when speaking speaking to Revolt TV whilst maintaining that the video has probably been misconstrued and never contained any scenes containing drug abuse. The video doesn’t contain any drug using,” said Guy Lawrence. “People were thinking that people were on drugs in the video, because the video created a sense of euphoria, and people having a good time and connecting, going to a club… We didn’t want to offend anyone or upset anyone,” he said. “We’re not about glamorising drugs in any way.”

The duo also went onto explain that they didn’t have a direct hand in the directing or concept of music videos as that has never been the focus of their work and not an artistic medium that they have ever been particularly interested in with Howard revealing “It’s not something that we really feel passionate about,” .

Check out the brothers Lawrence speaking on the matter below.

Grahame Farmer

Grahame Farmer’s love affair with electronic music goes back to the mid-90s when he first began to venture into the UK’s beloved rave culture, finding himself interlaced with some of the country’s most seminal club spaces. A trip to dance music’s anointed holy ground of Ibiza in 1997 then cemented his sense of purpose and laid the foundations for what was to come over the next few decades of his marriage to the music industry.

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