Disclosure and Sam Smith have proved themselves to be some of the most effective musical collaborators of the last few years, evidenced by the smash success of 2012’s “Latch.” Now they reunite in the video for “Omen” off Disclosure’s sophomore album Caracal, due Sept. 25.
Filmed in Mexico City, the cinematic visuals depict a futuristic rave in a dystopian metropolis. The video’s lead, Mariela, has her palm scanned in front of an unassuming storefront. She’s transported into a gaudy, erotic world of sweaty make-outs and holographic projection.
Smith reclines against a pillar, singing the hook with an intense gaze. At the end of the clip, police gather outside—suddenly the discotheque goes dark, screams are heard, and “to be continued” flashes on screen.
The video is the second in a series that began with “Holding On,” directed by Ryan Holder.