According to Billboard’s 2014 cover story on brothers Guy and Howard Lawrence of Disclosure, Guy admitted that he thought “Latch” was “too weird for the radio and not clubby enough for the clubs.” Clearly, he was wrong. This explosive EDM pop crossover hit held the attention of radio stations all over the country for weeks on end and launched the initial buzz on fellow UK artist Sam Smith. The song got so big that it still produces plenty of covers today, even though the single was released two years ago in October 2012. Listen to the best “Latch” covers on the Internet right now and rediscover why this song will never get old.
Before diving into these delectable covers, watch Disclosure and Sam Smith team up for an awesome performance of “Latch” live from Central Park.
“Latch” by JR Aquino
YouTube star JR Aquino does his best acoustic version that’s guaranteed to make the ladies swoon. Thankfully, there’s more where this came from. Check out Aquino’s YouTube Channel for more covers of Trey Songz, Justin Timberlake, Beyonce and more.
“Latch” by Daniela Andrade
Canadian singer Daniela Andrade sets a serene atmosphere with Christmas lights and moody keys to perform her sultry rendition of “Latch”. It’s a little early for Christmas lights but they’re actually the perfect touch to this perfect cover.
“Latch” by Jason Chen
Jason Chen unleashes his best falsetto in this romantic version that shows off his broad vocal range. With over 150,000 views on YouTube, this cover is definitely worth listening to.
“Latch” by Hannah Trigwell & Nick Howard
Hannah Trigwell and Nick Howard blend their delicate soothing voices for a duet sweeter than a pumpkin spiced latte. We’d love more duets from these two but for now, we’ll settle on getting this cover on iTunes.
“Latch” by Aaron Encinas
Aaron Encinas sounds absolutely heavenly in his version of “Latch”. He’s one of those artist you stumble upon while browsing YouTube and the next thing you know, you end up on a YouTube binge down spiral that just won’t stop. He’s that good.
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