Now I got you in my space
I won’t let go of you
I got you shackled in my embrace
I’m latching onto you
After taking one listen to Sam Smith’s #pitchperfect vocals, there’s no denying that “Latch” is one of the best male vocals in a really long time. The first single from praised UK duo Disclosure’s feature-heavy album ‘Settle’ features Smith giving a D’Angelo-esque vibe on the mid-tempo number. Sam’s vocals are so rich and luxurious that it doesn’t even matter that he wasn’t known in the music world prior to hooking up with Disclosure. “Latch” literally slays every male vocal since Maxwell’s “Pretty Wings” – it’s just that amazing. In the video, the extremely hot Smith enjoys several steamy scenes with two British girls, “latching” on to them literally with both his lips and songwriting. The Disclosure symbol (an etched face) is randomly sprinkled throughout the video, giving the song a connecting thread to the duo’s production and artistry. I honestly hope that “Latch” gets an official American release, because it’s without question one of the top songs released in 2013. Watch and download Disclosure and Sam Smith’s “Latch” below.