Watch Sam Smith & Disclosure Cover Drake’s “Hotline Bling”

At first, Drake’s airy booty-call lament “Hotline Bling” seemed like a total throwaway track, the type of thing that he’d play once on his Beats 1 show and forget about. But the track has had remarkable staying power, and now it’s crossed over into Billboard’s top 20, which makes it a bigger hit than anything on Drake’s last album. Earlier today, Sam Smith and Disclosure visited the BBC’s Live Lounge to play a live-in-studio version of their new collab “Omen” and to try out a cover of “Hotline Bling.” In their hands, it becomes a blippy dance track with an overwrought, emotional vocal. And even though it’s nothing like the original, it works. In fact, I might like it better than any of the tracks I’ve yet heard from Disclosure’s forthcoming album Caracal. Watch the performance below, where you can also listen to the full session.

Caracal is out 9/25 on PMR/Island.