Queens Band, The Forms Cover “Latch” by Disclosure

Queens based band, The Forms, released a cover of “Latch” the popular Disclosure song featuring Sam Smith.

The Forms is a band from Queens, NY composed of Alex Tween and Matt Walsh
Photo by Noah Kalina

“The core composition is so strong that the song would probably work in any format, but hopefully our un-electronic version will highlight what Disclosure and Sam Smith accomplished with their remarkable work,” said Alex Tween.

In The Forms cover they swapped out the electronic production for the physical instruments featured in the song.

Apart from Sam Smith’s voice and Disclosure’s harmonies, the original song was entirely composed of synthetic elements seemingly, so for our take we used all physical instruments (rhodes, hammond organ, piano, drums).”

The group tried to reverse engineer the song and draw out its “weirdness”.

“’Latch’ is definitely one of the weirdest and most complex songs ever to break through to the mainstream,” Tween said. “The chords are so strange and unique, the slow triplet rhythms virtually unheard of for a dance track, and the lyrics are so subtly subversive that it is truly an astonishing achievement that it made the Top 10.”

The Forms on a beach front
Photo by Noah Kalina

The Forms is a two-person band composed of Tween, who plays piano, guitar, and provides vocals, and Matt Walsh. The two have known each other since high school. They released their debut album together back in Feb. 2003. The Forms are currently work on an album that will be released in 2022 with Steve Albini of Electrical Audio.

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