"Latch" is a song from Disclosure and Sam Smith.
It was released on October 2012 in the United Kingdom and in 2014 in the United States.
The single was a success worldwide and reached the charts in many continents. Its popularity grew higher even in the period of the two years that represented the distance between its release in the United States and the release in the United Kingdom.
"Latch" is one of the band’s most successful singles up to this day having reached the tops in many important charts and after selling an impressive number of copies.
It reached number 11 on the UK Singles Awards, in 2012, and number 7 on the Billboard’s Hot 100 at its release, in 2014.
The song wasn’t regarded positively just by the public and it received positive reviews from critics. Jon Caramanica, who works at "The New York Times", stated that
"it is less relaxed, more ambitious, more blatantly pop-orientated, with full-bodied vocals".
"Latch" received appreciation from the public and became very popular with fans buying a big amount of copies.
The single sold almost half a million copies in UK alone, and it was certified gold by the BPI. It also gained very much popularity in Italy and received a gold certification from the Federation Of The Italian Music Industry as well.
Part of the song’s success in owed, in part, to Sam Smith’s collaboration which led to it having more airplay.
Sam Smith's popularity helped it gain more attention and reach a larger amount of people.
On August second, the single managed to become a number one and topped the Billboard’s Hot Dance/Electronic Songs. It had sold, by then, close to a million copies world wide.
This means that "Latch" became a hit quickly after its release in the United States and received more and more demand from the public.
"Latch" is a contemporary hit radio crossover-hit. The music video was released on October 9, 2012 and has more than 80 million views on YouTube.
Because of its success, "Latch" also featured on Sam Smith album, "In The Lonely Hour", in an acoustic version that runs a duration of 3 minutes and 43 seconds.
Sam Smith's free Latch piano sheet can be fetched from the next section.