MAJOR LAZER release new single Cold Water (feat. Justin Bieber & MO)

Posted on 23 July 2016
By Khyle Deen
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Fresh off the back of their explosive, adrenaline-fuelled headline set at this year’s Lovebox Festival, international superstars MAJOR LAZER – the collaborative project of Diplo, Walshy Fire and Jillionaire release their highly anticipated new single, Cold Water, featuring Justin Bieber & MØ, released via Because Music/Mad Decent this July 22nd.

Guaranteed to be this summer’s biggest anthem, ‘Cold Water’ was co-written with Ed Sheeran and co-produced by Benny Blanco, ‘Cold Water’ and is the follow up to their smash hit ‘Light It Up’ (feat. Nyla & Fuse ODG) and ‘Lean On’ (which has amassed a monstrous 1.5b hits on Youtube and 820b Spotify streams, becoming the most streamed song of all time).

Speaking on the track, Diplo says ““I had been trying to link with Benny Blanco and Ed Sheeran for years to find the right song we could all work on together and the moment I heard this one, I knew that it was the one. The timing was perfect and when we approached Justin, he was also in love with the song we all had written. I thought it would be interesting to incorporate another vocal and seeing she’s family, I reached out to MØ and we decided to try our best to make something fresh and interesting as Major Lazer.”

Founded in 2007 by Mad Decent founder and Grammy Award winner Diplo, the dancehall-inspired project consisting of Diplo, Jillionaire and Walshy Fire have taken the world by storm and established themselves as one of the most popular acts on the planet. Since being sampled on Beyonce’s 2011 anthem ‘Run the World (Girls)’, Major Lazer have completely reinvented and reinvigorated modern pop music with their trademark genre-defying style. From bringing the likes of international superstars such as Bruno Mars, Ellie Goulding and Ariana Grande together with dancehall legends like Vybz Kartel, Elliphant, Chronixxx and Busy Signal to continuing to collaborate with the next generation of superstars such as MØ, Kali Uchis, Ty Dolla $ign and Travi$ Scott, Major Lazer have consistently established themselves as both pioneers and the most important tastemakers of our time.

Last year, the band released their third LP, ‘Peace Is the Mission’, which reached #1 on the Electronic/Dance Album Chart as well as debuted their new TV show (starring Star War’s John Boyega and featuring guest stars such as Aziz Ansari, Trinidad James, Charli XCX and Ezra Koenig), sold out a UK headline tour with a stop at London’s Alexandra Palace, and played to 400,000 people as the first major US artist to play in Cuba following the restoration of US-Cuban diplomatic ties.

‘Cold Water’ is available this July 22nd via Because Music/Mad Decent.