Two of my faves have officially teamed up!
2016 was undeniably a big year for both Snakehips and MØ. The British production scored big with their irresistible Zayn collaboration “Cruel” and the Danish pop star stormed the charts worldwide with her singles “Drum” and “Final Song,” as well as her Major Lazer and Justin Bieber collaboration “Cold Water.”
They kick off the new year by joining forces on: “Don’t Leave,” a gorgeous tune that sees MØ wrapping her raspy vocals around Snakehips‘ intricate atmospherics, synth lines and tripping R&B beats. “Don’t leave/ Shut your mind off and let your heart breathe/ You don’t need to be worried,” she heartbreakinlgy cries out on the hook. “I may not ever get my shit together/ But ain’t nobody gonna love you better.”
It’s a beautifully written and produced song all about the cry of an individual telling their lover not to leave them and to cope with their flaws and mistakes, something I think we all can relate to. Snakehips subtly and skillfully facilitated MØ‘s lead, ceding her the spotlight and building the track towards a powerful finish. A brilliant collaboration – LOVE!!
Snakehips and MØ’s new single “Don’t Leave” is also available on Apple Music!