The last time Disclosure and Sam Smith teamed up, they released “Latch,” which became Disclosure’s breakout hit in the U.S. Now, the dream team is back together for “Omen,” their collaborative track off Disclosure’s second album Caracal, due out Sept. 25
“It was really exciting,” Disclosure’s Howard Lawrence said in a statement. “We had three whole days to hang out with Sam and write, which are two of my favorite things to do.” Like most of the songs on Caracel, “Omen” was written as a collaboration between Howard, his brother Guy Lawrence, Smith and producer Jimmy Napes.
“It’s very traditional way of writing songs,” Guy Lawrence, Disclosure’s other half, said. “We could do it at home. I’ll sit in the corner making a rough beat and getting all the sounds I think we’re going to use ready. Someone will think about a theme of a subject we want to talk about. It all comes together that way-and if it doesn’t come together quickly, it usually never will.”
When speaking with EW earlier this year Howard said, “It just would have felt wrong to not have [Smith] on the record. We speak to Sam everyday. He’s our best mate. And he’s the best singer in the world. Why would we not put him on the record?”
“Omen” debuted on Monday with its music video, directed by Ryan Hope and shot in Mexico City. Check it out.
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