Sorry about the title, it's just more exciting than "release statement" or any such properness. Anyway, Disclosure have "released" a "statement" saying that they didn't actually steal any lyrics. Fair enough.

They say (amongst other things, in the statement below) that every Disclosure song is written by them; sometimes they co-write with "whoever the featured singer may be". In the interest of skepticism and blind questioning, who's to say that those singers in question weren't… sharing the same songbook… like a kind of singer-songwriter illuminati…? Hahaha, I'm sorry. I don't know.

It just means, if the below words are true, that Katie Farrah Sopher – who claims Disclosure (and others) stole her lyrics, inspired by her abusive ex-boyfriend – is a bit deluded, which is sad. There are other possibilities – that it was just skewed out of proportion in the Mail, which first reported the story; that it never even happened and Miss Sopher doesn't actually exist. Who knows.

Anyway, here is the Official Statement:

Just wanted to post a little something for our fans who may have read the blogs in the last couple of days and help clear up some speculation that has been circulating, to do with whether or not we wrote the lyrics to some of our songs.

Firstly we want to make it very clear that every Disclosure song we have put our names to has been written by us. We sometimes write lyrics and melodies along-side whoever the featured singer may be (i.e. Sam, Eliza etc) and the great Mr. Jimmy Napes, but that is it. When we do, we always make sure everyone gets proper credit. We take great pride in our self sufficiency, our work and the way we work, and it’s incredibly frustrating when someone tries to take that away from us, by claiming we stole even one word or one note of our music from anyone.

We’d much rather be working on more music than commenting on these type of things, but it felt like we had no choice…

So, just to be clear, all allegations made against us to do with this subject are completely false, as anyone we have ever worked with will back up. We didn’t get into this industry to steal other people’s ideas and we haven’t – we are musicians, artists and producers.

In better news… Album 2 is niiiiicely underway!