This Major Lazer article was written by Viktor Balthazar’, a GIGsoup contributor
Electronic trio Major Lazer have shared a brand new video for ‘Powerful’ across their social media websites. The unofficial video features live footage from the band’s summer European tour and festivals across Central and North Europe (Germany, Belgium, France, Austria, Poland, Hungary, Finland, and more). It is also the second music clip for ‘Powerful’ with the official original released in July.
The track appears on Major Lazer’s last album Peace Is The Mission that came out earlier this year. ‘Powerful’ stands out as more melodic and relaxed than the band’s typical upbeat dancehall style and is described by many as a EDM ballad with strong soul and r&b influences. Its romantic message is empowerd by the beaufitul vocal collaboration between English pop star Ellie Goulding and Jamaican reggae singer Tarrus Riley.
Peace Is The Mission peaked at #25 in the Official Album Chart in the UK. Its first single ‘Lean On’ (with DJ Snake featuring MØ) became a massive summer hit and has been in the UK’s Dance Chart for 33 weeks currently occupying #7. The album features international artists such as Elliphant, Jovi Rockwell, Wild Belle, Chronixx, Travi$ Scott, 2 Chainz, Ariana Grande, and more.
Major Lazer are the American DJ and producer Diplo, Jillionaire and Walshy Fire. The band finished their European tour on 17th October at the completely sold-out Alexandra Palace in London. In November Major Lazer play Miami and Auckland before touring Australia.