Disclosure and Lorde share Magnets: A thrilling new single off Disclosure’s Caracal album.

Lorde Is Back and Better Than Ever in Disclosure’s New Single, “Magnets”

Lorde Is Back and Better Than Ever in Disclosure’s New Single, “Magnets”

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Sept. 23 2015 9:12 PM

Lorde and Disclosure Make Sweet, Sweet Harmony in “Magnets”

Lorde performs on stage on April 5, 2014 in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

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Disclosure, the acclaimed electronic duo comprised of brothers Howard and Guy Lawrence, release their second album, Caracal, on Friday. The record features a murderer’s row of collaborators—Sam Smith, the Weeknd, Miguel—but perhaps the biggest name is Lorde, who turns up on “Magnets,” an electric, skittering single that was shared on Wednesday.

These two acts have history—they united for a performance at last year’s Brit Awards—but “Magnets” is an especially welcome fusion of their respective sounds. The track sees Lorde weave in and out of a clinking backbeat, her dark, elastic vocals seguing into a chorus tailor-made for the dancefloor. With her sophomore album in the works, odds are the 18-year-old will be dominating the airwaves for some time to come.

Sharan Shetty is on the editorial staff of the New Yorker. You can follow him on Twitter