You know a video for a song is good when you can no longer separate rolling image from melody after exposure. Like an outbreak (not the scary monkeys) of musical disease, it infests every future connotation of the tune in your head, expanding a context beyond the sound. An already memorable track, UK production duo Disclosure just released an accompanying video to “Latch” this week.
They’ve crafted its visual counterpart, a spellbinding brush with the near future, set against all the sensual intrigue of a downtown loft party without all the weird actual encounters of a warehouse. Close talking, private elevators, and darkened, brick-walled rooms help bring out the intimacy at its thumping core, with a focus on the touch of clasped hands after the rush of catching a stranger’s eye. Tension builds through anticipatory verses that burst both visually and sonically at Sam Smith’s strutting chorus, while cameras spin a web of magic until you’re punch-drunk love on the night that seems to be happening to you, in a good way.
This is their first release since signing to PMR Records (home to fellow QM favorite Jessie Ware), so keep on the lookout for more output in the coming months.
Now I’ve got you in my space, I won’t let go of you/ I’ve got you shackled in my embrace, I’m latching on to you”