F For You

Album: Settle (2013)
Charted: 20

Songfacts®:

  • This was released as the fourth single from the British electronic Garage-House act Disclosure's debut studio album, Settle. It was the duo's first single from the set not to feature a guest vocalist.
  • The song was Disclosure's fourth consecutive release to reach the Top 20 of the UK single charts. However, the duo's Guy Lawrence insisted to NME that their material is still "underground music" despite its mainstream success. He said: "We haven't sold out. If you take all the vocals off our tunes, it's still underground music. There's something weird about how songs are classified as 'commercial' or 'mainstream' these days. For us, we don't give a f--k. You can call it mainstream or you can call it super-future-mooncore-tech-garage. I just call it dance music."
  • A reworked version of the song, featuring Mary J. Blige, was released on January 23, 2014. The Queen of Hip-Hop Soul also joined the Lawrence boys to perform the tune during their show at Terminal 5 in Manhattan.

    The collaboration came about when Blige came across the song and fell for it. She requested the parts and devised her own vocal line to lay over the original track alongside Howard Lawrence's vocals, and sent it back to the brothers for their thoughts. "We said, 'Sure, whatever you want,'" Howard Lawrence recalled to Billboard magazine. "She wanted to sing a new verse, so she sent us hundreds of vocals she thought might work. We sifted through them and had a great time."

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