Nicole’s Favorites: Music Edition

Whenever new music from one of my favorite artists is released online, I am the first person to jump at the opportunity to listen to it. Whether it’s a new single or a complete album, you can almost bet on it that it will be added to my playlist the day it’s released. And that’s exactly what happened today when Disclosure released their new single, “Omen,” which features none other than the great Sam Smith.

The single, which comes from Disclosure’s forthcoming album “Caracal,” debuted today in on Youtube’s Vevo with an all-new music video. While I didn’t quite understand the video, Disclosure explained in the comments that this video is part two of a four-part series, which would explain the somewhat confusing plot line and the cliffhanger to-be-continued ending. But to me, the video is not of paramount importance. To me, the song itself is what matters, and this song is a 10 out of 10.

Its hypnotic beat was the first thing to catch my attention, and it has been stuck in my head all day β€” granted, I have listened to it about four times today, so that could explain it. Still, Disclosure has a way of crafting songs that will, without a doubt, carve out a space in your memory and hang out for a while; from their “Latch” collaboration with Smith, to their work on “F For You” featuring Mary J. Blige, their catchy beats seem to echo in my mind like a shout in a canyon β€” it repeats for as long as possible. And I’m certainly not complaining!

As if the trance-inducing beat wasn’t enough, Sam Smith then graces an already almost-perfect song with his miracle of a voice, and that’s when I knew I was in love. The hook and the chorus of the song perfectly complement the hypnotic beat, while Smith’s sweet vocals create an almost tangible magic throughout the track.

If you’re looking for an upbeat song to add to your summer party playlists, this is definitely the one! Click here to watch the video, and be sure to let me know how much you love it in the comments!

Happy Listening!

XO,

Nicole

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