Congratulations. You joined an online dating site, found someone you had chemistry with, and kept things going for a long period of time. So long, in fact, you deleted your dating site account (more like ‘disconnected for the time being’…always good to have it on the backburner right?). But really. This person, who was brought to you digitally, by the magic of 1’s and 0’s, is now an exclusive fixture in your life and it feels good. Time to take it to the next level…
And here we are. You’re searching for that next level shit. Romantically, of course. Today’s offering is a glitchy garage-pop song called Latch, by Disclosure, and contains the following hook:
I feel we’re close enough / I wanna lock in your love
I think we’re close enough / Can I lock in your love, baby?”
The sell for a long term commitment is totally apparent. Soulful vocalist Sam Smith delivers these lyrics in a such a seductively modest fashion, it makes you want to put a ring on it. His crisp, tenor pipes belt it out, reflecting the cool restraint of contemporaries like Sam Sparro and Jamie Lidell rather than the going all out and giving us that cheesy American Idol push.
In this remix, producer Jamie Jones extracts the commitment-eschewing meaty hook and the lyrics above, and loops them over a wide range of high pitched synths, warm bass lines and crisp syncopated high hats. It’s a very straight forward deep house beat, but Jones‘ incessant use of the catchy couplet reinforces the talent of Sam Smith in achieving a world of pathos in two simple lines.
Bring this song home to meet your parents, because I can guarantee after the first listen, things are about to get really serious.
(Plus, check out this steamy music video of the original track. I can’t tell if these are real couples, or it’s just really, really well acted.)