Disclosure have dropped the new music video for “Omen,” the Sam Smith collaboration that features on their upcoming second LP Caracal. The track reteams Disclosure and Smith, who featured on the group’s 2012 single “Latch” that became a breakout hit for both artists.
The “Omen” video is the second part in director Ryan Hope’s four-chapter dystopian saga that kicked off with Caracal‘s first video “Holding On.” “Omen” picks up where that video left off, with protagonist Mariela frequenting a packed, exclusive dance club in futuristic Mexico City. Smith is also in attendance, crooning the song amongst the dancing masses while a mysterious tattoo artist hones her craft on the floor.
For “Omen,” Disclosure and “Latch” co-writer Jimmy Napes convened around a piano and constructed the song before reuniting with Smith. “It was really exciting,” Disclosure’s Howard Lawrence said in a statement of working with Smith for again “Omen.” “We had three whole days to hang out with Sam and write, which are two of my favorite things to do.”
Guy Lawrence added, “It’s very traditional way of writing songs. 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.”
Caracal is due out September 25th.