Hear sam smith and disclosure’s sensual cover of drake’s ‘hotline bling’

Collab all-stars and seeming besties 4ever Sam Smith and Disclosure appeared on BBC Radio 1’s Live Lounge On Wednesday (Sept. 16) to perform their song “Omen” — the lead single from Disclosure’ Caracal album, which drops next week on September 25 (!).

It sounded crazy good, and I had no idea it was a live take until the end of the performance. But the fun didn’t stop there.

Guy and Lawrence Howard, the Brit brothers who make up Disclosure, decided to break out a cover song, as is the custom on Live Lounge. And this time, it wasn’t a Tracy Chapman cut or an underground classic.

Nope. For this go-round, the trio took on Drake’s “Hotline Bling.”

https://youtu.be/qDCcC_psV24

“Drake and Kendrick are absolutely killing it at the moment,” Guy said before the song. “They’re like mine and Howard’s faves at the moment in that world, and yeah, it made sense to choose this song.”
The Howards craft a borderline tropical rhythm coated with their patented house touches as Smith pours his heart out over the booty-call ballad (as per usual). We’re into it.

And naturally, we can’t wait to hear that Lorde collaboration. Is it next Friday yet?