A lot has changed within the Major Lazer camp since the last time I checked. Switch has left due to apparent musical differences. Live hypeman Skerrit Bwoy (who, if you’ve seen Major Lazer live you know was famous for making several questionable sexual comments and for pulling his trousers down and daggering a woman off of a fucking ladder) has inexplicably found god and is a devoted Christian.
With all these changes and Major Lazer becoming what we all knew it was from day one, a Diplo solo project, the sound has altered too. New single Get Free is a far more mellow track than I’d come to expect from ML and it’s the first really beautiful song Diplo’s produced under the Major Lazer pseudonym. It’s a dramatic step back from the Dancehall influenced tracks and a step more into a really laid back Reggae sound. Best of all, Dirty Projectors vocalist Amber Coffman drops some seriously great vocals over Diplo’s amazingly simple-yet-effective beats. With this track making it’s way into the mainstream radio playlists, it looks like Diplo’s got another hit on his hands.
The track’s available for free download, along with a fun lil Bonde do Role remix here
And finally, enjoy the video that kind of makes me prey they’ll one day make a Major Lazer kids cartoon…