The rocksteady music trio, Major Lazer, is known to bombard the EDM scene adding their own touch of sound and style into prevailing cutting-edge songs of the generation. This year, expectations are taken to another level with the newest album in the works.
The threesome who make up the bunch are DJ’s Diplo, Jillionaire, and Walshy Fire. Back in 2016, they released one of their most popular singles, “Cold Water” which features Danish singer MØ and Canadian singer Justin Bieber, sealing them as one of the hottest groups of the summer. With such a tremendous outcome, Major Lazer then released “Believer,” two months later with Dutch brothers of Showtek. The track was the second single from their upcoming fourth album in the making entitled Music is the Weapon.
Originally the album, Music is the Weapon was said to launch back in 2015. However, the trio kept delaying the release date, choosing to instead drop singles as a teaser into their latest collaborations. Fans were losing their patience, but for the time being savored the sound. The only promise was that the album would include a various mix of songs taking steps into another genre, with of course keeping their compass of sound in the same direction as past album, Peace Is The Mission.
Following the release of the first two songs, Major Lazer took it up a notch. They consistently continued to discharge out singles, pick-pocketing off the album. The latest trilogy of tracks to be released into the electronic world were “My Number,” “Run Up,” and the latest being “Know No Better, ” which was announced as being a six-song extended play but also released as a single featuring Camila Cabello, Travis Scott, and Quavo. A number of other star performers who collided with the trio were Ariana Grande, Bad Royale, Gwen Stefani, Nicki Minaj, PartyNextDoor, Sia, and countless more.
With so many circulating rumors around the group on the release date, Diplo finally caved into fans questions. The official launch was said to be in January, however, it was changed yet again. Currently, it is set to take off March 16th of this year. So far the album has a total of 13 tracks total including all the past pre-promotional singles. Though, it wouldn’t be surprising if that changes as well and more was added.
“So I just felt like if we keep putting out singles and people keep playing them, we’ll just kind of rack it up and put together a project with a bunch of songs on it, and continue with those and have those songs featured. But it’s not that important to us anymore,” Diplo explains in an interview with iHeartRadio. “I think just getting singles out. It’s so much easier to promote singles the way that people listen to our music, so we just want to work with that formula because it works.”
By the looks of it, it seems as if the release date is sturdy for the time being. No further changes have been announced as of yet.