The first time Disclosure and Sam Smith teamed up, it was for “Latch,” the first single from Disclosure’s debut album Settle. That was obviously a huge song, a radio hit in America years after its UK release, and it played a tremendous role in making both Disclosure and Smith famous. So it’s a big deal when these guys get together, and now they’re together again. Smith sings on “Omen,” the latest single from Disclosure’s forthcoming sophomore album Caracal, and he also co-wrote it with Disclosure and frequent collaborator Jimmy Napes. It’s a squelchy, streamlined, disco-flavored house-pop track, and it could well become inescapable in the months ahead. Ryan Hope directed the video, and it continues the story started in the video for previous Disclosure single “Holding On.” Like that other video, the new one takes place in a dystopic near-future, this time at an outlawed underground dance party. Hope filmed the video in Mexico City, and it features Smith looking very leonine and George Michael-esque. Check it out below.
Caracal is out 9/25 on PMR/Island.