Major Lazer blessed us all today with the drop of his newest EP, Peace is the Mission. The moombahton-spouting Jamaican cyborg (or, rather, the composite of Diplo, Jillionaire, Walshy Fire, and Boaz van de Beatz) starts off hot with a chill-trap song called “Be Together.” A quick snare, simple beats, and fitting vocals by Wild Belle make it a head-bobbing track that demonstrate’s the Major’s depth. The next two tracks are some real heavy moombahton and show that the Major still holds roots that go back as far as “Pon de Floor.” You all already know “Lean On,” but the next track, “Powerful,” features Ellie Goulding and has the potential to break into the mainstream much like “Lean On.” Next, Major Lazer slips back into the moombahton vibe with “Light it Up” and “Roll the Bass,” the latter of which is definitely the most intense on the EP. “Night Riders” is next (check out my previous post about it here), and the Major finishes up strong with a remix of his own song “All My Love” feat Ariana Grande. It takes the original and spins it with a stronger reggae influence. I like the whole EP a lot. Major Lazer will soon be on tour participating in the Mad Decent Block Party across the nation. Check out the locations here and join in on your local celebration. Listen to the EP below. my personal favorites are “Be Together,” “Powerful,” and “All My Love.”
P.S. – Check out the album artwork for each individual track, they’re all pretty cool!