September 16, 2015


Watch Sam Smith & Disclosure Cover Drake's "Hotline Bling"

Update (9/17): BBC Radio 1 posted exclusive footage of Sam Smith and Disclosure covering Drake's "Hotline Bling" live in the studio! Watch it above now.

Original Story (9/16): There a few sure things in life: Death, taxes and totally rad covers courtesy of BBC Radio 1's Live Lounge. In recent times we've had Hozier doing Sam Smith's "Lay Me Down," FKA Twigs tackling Sia's "Elastic Heart," and Demi Lovato nailing Hozier's "Take Me to Church."

Sam Smith and Disclosure are together again these days thanks to "Omen," the new single off the latter's sophomore album Caracal, and that's exactly how the trio's set started, with what Disclosure's brothers Lawrence announced was the track's debut live performance.

But when it came to their second song? A Drake cover. "Hotline Bling," to be exact. Hit the 8:55 mark in the player above to hear it.

Of course, it makes sense; Drake's singsong rhyming often lends itself to interpretive covers from singers. In this case, Disclosure add a '90s-flavored synth-laden beat beneath the expedited cover while Smith contributes his dependably emotive vocals.

There's something magical about each time Smith and Disclosure get together. Can it be like this forever?