Major Lazer’s Collaboration with Justin Bieber and MØ is Almost Here
“Cold Water” is the first single from the group's upcoming album.
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After being leaked via social media earlier this week, Major Lazer's new collaboration with Justin Bieber and MØ will be released tonight, according to a tweet from Bieber.
The team-up, titled "Cold Water," was first hinted at in May, when Justin Bieber tweeted to Major Lazer frontman Diplo, "when are we bringing this new music?" and "it's happening." Soon after, Diplo confirmed via his Lazer Sound segment on Beats 1 that the track—the first single off Major Lazer's upcoming album, Music is the Weapon—would premiere on that same station "in a couple weeks." However, the Apple Music radio platform was beaten to the punch, as low-quality rips of the track began circulating around the web earlier this week.
Major Lazer's newest, a tropical-tinged number that sounds like Drake's "One Dance" gone unabashedly pop, features some familiar faces: Danish singer MØ was the featured vocalist on their massive radio smash "Lean On" with DJ Snake, and she soon after called on Diplo to produce her track "Kamikaze"; while Bieber starred in another chart-topping Diplo side-project, Jack Ü's "Where Are Ü Now."
With radio-certified star power behind it, "Cold Water" may no longer have the pop ingenuity of its predecessors, but it is poised to be another Top 40 earworm nonetheless. Listen a clip below ahead of its official release.