Disclosure And Sam Smith Team Up Again On “Omen”
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The pressure to concoct a worthy follow-up to the dance hit “Latch” was a tall one for Sam Smith and Disclosure, but it seems the gang’s just gone and done it again.
“Omen” is the second single to come from the UK electronic troupe’s upcoming sophomore record Caracal, following the release of “Holding On” with Gregory Porter. And today, the duo dropped their long-awaited Sam Smith collaboration, which also happens to be the second part in an ongoing visual series.
Once again, Sam’s penchant for emotion-drenched melody-making and Disclosure’s forward-thinking production prove to be the perfect pairing, resulting in what could very likely become an end-of-summer smash. “It must be an omen / Needed you to show me, without you I am lonely,” the powerhouse crooner belts across the slick, shifting House pulsations. (That “Oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-men” chant is a particularly killer earworm.)
The video has got something to do with a wild, futuristic party, some tattoos, Sam looking increasingly svelte…and a police invasion.