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EDM producer/DJ and member of the sensational dance-music trio, Major Lazer, Diplo, announced which artists would appear on the new album for Major Lazer titled Music Is The Weapon.
Following their last album, Peace Is The Mission, this album is intended to drop sometime this summer of August or September. Diplo and his crew have been hard at work in the studio releasing singles left and right with the artists that will appear on their debut. For instance, last week they shared their highly anticipated trop-house single “Cold Water” featuring Justin Bieber and MØ. And a little bit before that they dropped “Lost” with MØ.
We don’t know much about the entire track list but thanks to sources like Ultimate Music, we have a glimpse into the studio production. See the list below for confirmed & recorded tracks:
Cold Water (feat. Justin Bieber & MØ) | Thomas Pentz, Ed Sheeran, Justin Bieber, Karen Ørsted Andersen & Benny Blanco
Head Up High (feat. Sia)
I’m a Believer (Major Lazer & Showtek)
Into the Wild (feat. Bonnie McKee)
TBA (feat. Camila Cabello)
TBA (feat. Justin Bieber)
TBA (feat. The Weeknd)
TBA (feat. Usher)
TBA (feat. Travi$ Scott)
Diplo was recently invited on to Zane Lowe’s Beats 1 show to discuss the incredible amount of work the artist has been up to in the past few months, and of course details on this new project with Major Lazer. Artists such as Travi$ Scott, Usher, MØ, and Sia are all expected to appear on their upcoming tracks. “Definitely we have Usher on it. MØ’s back on songs. We have a song with Sam Hunt which is very unusual, but I love him. Travi$ Scott. I don’t even know; I have to go back…Sia is on a couple ideas, but one of the records might be her record. She’s definitely background vocals on a song,” says the American sound producer.
It’s both fair and funny how Diplo isn’t able to say for sure who is on the album and who is just working with them, but that’s only because the DJ is juggling a thousand other projects at once. He just started his Mad Decent Party as well, which should be expected to be a show stopper. He is apologetic but explains why he’s so confused these days because while he’s working on his own material, he is simultaneously working on other artists’ material for them such as Beyoncé with LEMONADE and The Weeknd at Coachella.
We also got a little input on the making of the recent Bieber and MØ release that they just put out, “Cold Water.” Dipole says, “this record has a lot of moving parts. Ed Sheeran helped write the record with us. Benny Blanco. They also had a big hit with Justin last year. It’s like a big family we all do it together. We’re all just people that worked together on the last year and then MØ came in because we love her so much. We just want to put her on as many records on the new Major Lazer album as possible.” He said this with such enthusiasm- it was very sweet.
But looks like Diplo isn’t satisfied with what he’s put out yet. He’s looking to be the next summer banger like the track he put out last year with Major Lazer “Lean On.” He admitted, “Drake and Rihanna killed it this year but that record came out a while ago. There hasn’t really been a summer vibe. For me ‘One Dance’ has been the biggest record of the year…it’s the coolest pop record. I felt like, let’s come through and join the squad.” So, now Mr. Mad Decent is ready for the challenge, think he can do it?
It’s incredible what this man has been doing and how is able to form together the most powerful musical squads in history. So we’re all rooting for him to find the sound that he’s searching for both his benefit and our own. Because, I mean, we know that he makes some of the best tunes ever!
You can now listen to the audio to the interview with Lowe below: