[SONG + VIDEO] Major Lazer (feat. Ellie Goulding and Tarrus Riley)


Diplo’s Major Lazer project has finally spawned international and mainstream recognition, and the set doesn’t look like it’s slowing down anytime soon. “Lean On”, the first single from Major Lazer’s third official project ‘Peace Is The Mission’, was initially released in March and went on to become one of Diplo’s most successful singles to date. Pair that with a highly successful Major Lazer cartoon on FXX and the project was widely viewed as an overall massive period for the EDM producer. The follow-up to “Lean On” is the Ellie Goulding and Tarrus Riley-assisted “Powerful”, which definitely lives up to its song title. While Ellie adds her signature #britpop to the midtempo single, Tarrus adds a classic touch of reggae to “Powerful” and makes the song become larger-than-life. “There’s an energy when you hold me / when you touch me, it’s so powerful” sings the two over Diplo’s perfectly crafted arrangement, which he cites as going through numerous edits before being included on the ‘Mission’ project. The “Powerful” video treatment explores having superpowers, as Goulding and Riley use telekinesis to cause chaos in a homely diner. While “Powerful” may not quite match the success of “Lean On”, it’s a strong enough follow-up to keep Diplo’s latest album at the top of the dance charts. Watch and download Major Lazer’s “Powerful” with Ellie Goulding and Tarrus Riley below.

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