Disclosure And Sam Smith Reunite

Disclosure And Sam Smith Reunite

Disclosure's Latest Proves The Adage, "If It's Not Broken, Don't Fix It"

Disclosure's Latest Proves The Adage, "If It's Not Broken, Don't Fix It"

Text: Ian David Monroe

Has there been a bigger track in recent years than Disclosure’s “Latch” featuring V93 cover star Sam Smith? Sure, some have sat at the top of the charts longer, but launching two careers with one release is impressive, not to mention the tune became the unofficial party-starting song of the past three summers. There’s an undeniable and Pavlovian response of dancing with your hands up to Smith’s opening “Ah, ah.”

So naturally, as many do when they strike gold, or you know, certified triple platinum, the DJ-ing duo and Sam are repeating the formula on this year’s “Omen” off Disclosure’s forthcoming album, Caracal. In the past, the "Stay With Me" crooner has said that he felt like he was pretending to be in love when writing the lyrics, but the opening line of “Omen” promises, almost referentially, that he’s “feeling something, something different”— different, indeed. After all, he went from playing a small bar performance at NYC's Soho House to selling out Madison Square Garden in less than a year.

Smith, who recently starred in Balenciaga's F/W '15 campaign, is also quite proud of his new healthy, toned physique, which he keeps tastefully under wraps for the track's music video accompaniment. The film plays out like a big-budget blockbuster set in a secret club in a major metropolis, replete with debauchery (think Batman-meets-Gatsby). Just as the speakeasy-style club gets discovered by militarized police, the flick cuts black with only “To be continued” as an explanation. If this release is in fact an omen, it’s a good one.

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