Music Video of the Week: Disclosure feat. Mary J. Blige, “F For You”

The R&B legend teams up with the rising dance duo for a surprising collaboration

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Disclosure was up for a Grammy Award on Jan. 26, and while they lost to Daft Punk, don’t feel too badly for British brothers Guy and Howard Lawrence.

On the strength of their stellar 2013 debut album Settle — which was up against Daft Punk’s Random Access Memories in the best dance/electronica album category — the dance duo has had an incredible year: Their critically acclaimed debut hit number one on the UK charts. Alongside the Grammy nod, they’re also up for four Brit Awards.

In the wake of their success, they’ve managed to score some high-profile collaborations, including “Together” with Nile Rodgers; they’ve since teamed up with R&B great Mary J. Blige for a new version of their song “F For You.” Their joint effort is surprising and great; Blige’s soulful vocals inject new life into the track and remind the world of her still-nimble talent. The collaboration was teased when Blige joined the duo on stage at New York City’s Terminal 5 — and now, at last, there’s a video to promote the single.

And while they have yet to announce a new album, the gents of Disclosure have stayed busy as of late; in addition to the “F for You” remix, they released a new track called “You Stressin,” featuring rising rapper Bishop Nehru. The dance duo are also in the studio with rapper, producer and A Tribe Called Quest member Q-Tip.

Disclosure is wrapping up a brief North American tour, but is set to return to the U.S. in April for performances at Coachella. Watch the video up top.

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