There are superstar team ups, and then there are superstar team ups...
'Cold Water' is the new Major Lazer single, and it features both Justin Bieber and MØ. Slinky guitar lines writhe on top of a pared down dancehall beat, while the vocals utlise one of the planet's most sought after pop phenomenons.
Yet it goes deeper than this. The track was co-written by Ed Sheeran, and co-produced by Benny Blanco... Diplo explains:
"I had been trying to link with Benny Blanco and Ed Sheeran for years to find the right song we could all work on together and the moment I heard this one, I knew that it was the one. The timing was perfect and when we approached Justin, he was also in love with the song we all had written. I thought it would be interesting to incorporate another vocal and seeing she's family, I reached out to MØ and we decided to try our best to make something fresh and interesting as Major Lazer."
So that's Major Lazer, Ed Sheeran, Benny Blanco, Justin Bieber and MØ all on one track. If placed each record solo by each of those artists in one line you'd get... a lot of records.
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'Cold Water' is out now.