Major Lazer have made a solid return with their highly anticipated second single 'Run Up' from their upcoming album Music Is The Weapon.
It takes a creative twist on Afro beat, drawing from their dancehall roots while keeping in line with the banger expectations of the hungry fans.
Diplo explains that “it started out like kind of a reggae record, we just built it up and it’s an infectious dance song”
It’s a collaborative effort from long time friend Party Next Door, and pop queen Nicki Minaj which had some die hard fans scratching their heads, but its fair to say in this shifting musical landscape collaborations between artists that may have seemed strange previously are actually delivering some solid results.
A fitting track to join forces with other artists, as Diplo describes the meaning of 'Run Up.'
“Definition of Run Up, it means to meet, to pull up, to come together with somebody - your friend, your crush, your significant other, and just get what you need from them or give them what you need or give them what they need.”
They've done some major magic on this one and "Run Up" is giving us just what we need.
Listen below and tell us what you think.