White Noise (Disclosure song)

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"White Noise"
Single by Disclosure featuring AlunaGeorge
from the album Settle
Released 1 February 2013
Format Digital download
Recorded 2012
  • 3:37 (radio edit)
  • 4:38 (album version)
  • 5:40 (single version)
Label Island
Producer(s) Disclosure
Disclosure singles chronology
"White Noise"
"You & Me"
"White Noise"
"You & Me"
AlunaGeorge singles chronology
"Your Drums, Your Love"
(2012) Your Drums, Your Love2012
"White Noise"
(2013) White Noise2013
"Attracting Flies"
(2013) Attracting Flies2013

"White Noise" is a song by British electronic music duo Disclosure, featuring vocals from electronic music duo AlunaGeorge. It was released as a digital download in the United Kingdom on 1 February 2013. The song peaked at number two on the UK Singles Chart. The track is the second single from the duo's debut studio album, Settle (2013). The song was written by Howard Lawrence, Guy Lawrence, Aluna Francis, George Reid and James Napier.


Critical reception[edit]

The track was met with very positive reviews upon its release. Pitchfork labeled it "Best New Music".[1] Robert Copsey of Digital Spy gave the song a positive review stating:

For their latest track 'White Noise' they've hooked up with trendy newbies AlunaGeorge – a savvy collaboration that's been carefully timed following their shared domination of last month's ones-to-watch lists. That's not to say it sounds forced; Disclosure's humming bassline, swirling synths and addictive clubby beeps are perfectly tailored to Aluna's pitched vocal. The result strikes a rarely-heard balance between hipster-friendly and potential chart-dominator. 4/5 stars.[2]

Freddie Holmes of The Underclassed gave the track a mixed review, stating that "It's a great track nonetheless, especially to someone that hasn't heard any of either group's previous material, but my superfan standpoint has rendered me to be overly critical".[3]

Billboard named it the eighth greatest song of 2013. The website wrote about the song, "In a year in which Disclosure and AlunaGeorge watched their audiences and cultural cache grow exponentially, the two duos' wiry, icy-cool collaboration represented a high point for each".[4]

Commercial performance[edit]

The song entered at number 28 on the UK Singles Chart.[5] The following week, it climbed 26 places to number two on the chart, beaten to the top by "Thrift Shop" by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, featuring Wanz.[6]

Live performances[edit]

At the 2014 BRIT Awards, Disclosure and Lorde performed an electro version of Lorde's song "Royals", which transitioned into "White Noise", for which AlunaGeorge appeared on stage.[7][8] The "Royals/White Noise" performance was released at iTunes Stores by the BRIT Awards on 19 February 2014;[9] proceeds from its sales went to the charity War Child.[10]

Track listings[edit]

Digital download
  1. "White Noise" (featuring AlunaGeorge) – 5:40
BRITs performance digital download[9]
  1. "Royals / White Noise" – 4:59

Charts and certifications[edit]

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format Label
United Kingdom 1 February 2013[23] Digital download Island


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  2. ^ Disclosure ft. AlunaGeorge: 'White Noise' - Single review. Digital Spy. digitalspy.co.uk/
  3. ^ Holmes, Freddie (6 February 2013). "Review: Review: Disclosure – 'White Noise' (Feat. AlunaGeorge)". The Underclassed. 
  4. ^ "20 Best Songs of 2013: Critics' Picks". Billboard. 
  5. ^ Bingo Players hold off Macklemore for second week at number one. Digital Spy.
  6. ^ "Official Singles Chart Top 100". officialcharts.com. 
  7. ^ "Disclosure Perform With Lorde, AlunaGeorge At The BRITs 2014Disclosure Perform With Lorde, AlunaGeorge At The BRITs 2014". MTV News. MTV UK. 19 February 2014. Retrieved 19 February 2014. 
  8. ^ "Lorde's Brit award a 'priceless surprise'". The New Zealand Herald. APN News & Media. 20 February 2014. Retrieved 20 February 2014. 
  9. ^ a b "Royals / White Noise (Live from the BRITs) [feat. AlunaGeorge] - Single". iTunes Store (Apple Inc). Archived from the original on 25 February 2014. 
  10. ^ Young, Alex (20 February 2014). "Watch: Lorde and Disclosure team up for 'Royals' remix at 2014 Brit Awards". Consequence of Sound. Retrieved 19 February 2014. 
  11. ^ a b "Ultratop.be – Disclosure feat. AlunaGeorge – White Noise" (in Dutch). Ultratop 50.
  12. ^ Disclosure feat. AlunaGeorge - White Noise (in French). ultratop.be/fr. Retrieved 14 December 2013.
  13. ^ "Archívum – Slágerlisták – MAHASZ" (in Hungarian). Rádiós Top 40 játszási lista. Magyar Hanglemezkiadók Szövetsége.
  14. ^ "Chart Track: Week 15, 2013". Irish Singles Chart.
  15. ^ "Official Scottish Singles Sales Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company.
  16. ^ "Official Dance Singles Chart Top 40". Official Charts Company.
  17. ^ "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company.
  18. ^ "Irish Music Charts Archive". GFK Chart-Track. 27 February 2014. Retrieved 20 March 2014. 
  19. ^ "Top 20 New Zealand Singles Chart". Recorded Music NZ. 3 March 2014. Retrieved 3 March 2014. 
  20. ^ "Official Singles Chart UK Top 100". Official Charts Company. 1 March 2014. Archived from the original on 25 February 2014. 
  21. ^ "MAHASZ Rádiós TOP 100 - radios 2013" (in Hungarian). MAHASZ. Retrieved 22 January 2014. 
  22. ^ "British single certifications – Disclosure – White Noise". British Phonographic Industry.  Enter White Noise in the search field and then press Enter.
  23. ^ "iTunes - Music - White Noise (feat. AlunaGeorge) - Single by Disclosure". iTunes. 

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