Disclosure & Sam Smith's "Omen" Lyrics Will Make Anyone Who’s Gone Through A Breakup Feel All The Feels — LISTEN
On Monday, British dance act Disclosure premiered "Omen," their much-anticipated new single with Sam Smith. When the talented duo (made up of brothers Howard and Guy Lawrence) previewed the "Omen" music video last Friday, I wondered if the song would be able to achieve the same amount of commercial success as their last Smith collaboration, "Latch." At the time, I didn't feel as though I'd heard enough of the track to make a prediction, but now, it's clear that it has loads of hit potential. I suspect many listeners will relate to Disclosure's "Omen" lyrics, which seem to tell a cautionary tale about taking someone's love for granted. Smith's vocals on the funky floor-filler are absolutely sublime, to boot.
On "Omen's" first verse and pre-chorus, Smith sings:
I'm feeling something
When you left, I appeared to change
I was blinded
I'd not envisioned
The same face in a different frame
It's an omen
Caught my baby crying, saw the silver lining
It must be an omen
Needed you to show me without you I am lonely
Smith says he was "blinded" when his partner left him — he didn't see it coming. However, looking back, he can read the signs clearly. On the chorus, he laments:
My mind would rule my heart
I didn't pay attention to the light in the dark
It left me torn apart
But now I see your tears are an omen
Despite its sad lyrics, "Omen" will definitely make you want to get up and dance. It's got an irresistible groove — just another reason why I think the tune is destined to be big. What a delightful Monday treat.
"Omen" serves as the lead single from Disclosure's upcoming new album, Caracal (due out Sept. 25). You can pre-order Caracal on iTunes now.