Hot on the heels of their smash hit with Justin Bieber on “Cold Water” from earlier in the year, Major Lazer have returned to offer up their latest single, a collaboration with Bad Royale titled “My Number.” The new song sees the trio embracing their dancehall roots after the more pop oriented sound heard on “Cold Water,” with a reggae-infused trap outing fit for the festival scene.
“My Number” kicks off with a sample of Toots and the Maytals’ “54-46 That’s My Number,” before diving into dub territory with twangy guitar riffs and upbeat rhythms. Major Lazer and Bad Royale really get wild in the drops though, as booming 808s pound out enticing rhythms set against snaking synth leads and chopped up vocal samples.
While we’ve seen Major Lazer branch out into pop to great success in recent memory, it’s always great to get some more dancefloor oriented material from them, and “My Number” is a win in this category.
In related news, the trio recently revealed that their next album, Music Is The Weapon, the follow up to 2015’s Peace Is the Mission, is set to arrive in early 2017. We’ll definitely be keeping an eye out for that, so stay tuned for more information as it arrives.
Source: Dancing Astronaut