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On the Rise: Disclosure 'Latch(es)' onto Billboard Hot 100 chart with Sam Smith

U.K. electronic act Disclosure's success is finally crossing over to the U.S. with the single "Latch." The slinky dance track featuring pop golden boy Sam Smith climbs to no. 59 on the Hot 100 chart this week, Billboard reported on Thursday (April 24).

Disclosure "Latch" single cover
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Disclosure, comprised of brothers Guy and Howard Lawrence, has been making waves globally since last year with the release of its debut album "Settle." Out of the singles on the electronic record, "Latch" with U.K. singer-songwriter Sam Smith has made the most noise on music charts around the world and it is starting to creep up Billboard's Hot 100 chart stateside. A few weeks ago the single debuted on the U.S. chart at no. 100 and it jumps up an impressive 20 spots from last week to no. 59. Thanks to critically acclaimed live sets recently at the Coachella music festival in Calif. and the Smith's impending American breakthrough, Disclosure is finally getting its due success in the U.S. with "Latch."

Over whips and pulsating synths, Smith pulls in his lover with sweet lyricism on "Latch." "I'm so encaptured / Got me wrapped up in your touch / Feel so enamored / Hold me tight within your clutch," he sings. Once they are roped in, Sam unleashes his soulful vocals reminiscent of dance floor divas past. "Got you shackled in my embrace / I’m latching onto you," he belts with power. Disclosure's dreamy house production makes "Latch" even more alluring. The two acts perfectly capture the magic of love on their captivating dance track.

The music video for "Latch" features several couples in love. As of press time, it has amassed over 36 million views on YouTube. Over on iTunes, the single sits within the top 40 tracks. U.S. radio is also getting behind Disclosure's "Latch." All factors included, the duo should hopefully continue climbing Billboard's Hot 100 chart.

Disclosure's debut album "Settle" was released in the U.S. in June of last year and it has so far peaked at no. 38 on Billboard's albums chart. The Lawrence brothers are currently working the music festival circuit with different dates scheduled around the globe.

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