All good things must come to an end — it looks like Major Lazer are creeping towards their final stretch.
Over the past few months, the trio – Diplo, Jillionaire and Walshy Fire – have been steadily revealing cuts from their soon-to-be farewell project single by single, all of which have been showcasing innovative and trendsetting Afrobeats.
Diplo recently confirmed that the group’s next album will be their last: “I think so, because I got [these] other side projects, like LSD with Sia and Silk City,” he said, referring to his project with Mark Ronson. The LP, he added, will feature “a bunch of stuff you haven’t heard like that we made the last ten years. Next year marks our last album, so we got a lot of stuff in between now and then.”
Following the release of the Kranium and Kizz Daniel-assisted “Loyal” earlier this month, Major Lazer link up with Tove Lo on “Blow That Smoke.” The track sees the Swedish singer-songwriter gliding across caressing acoustics and infectious, dancehall-tinged beats.
“Blow that smoke and let me love that fire/ I don’t need no memories,” Tove sings on the hook. “Bed is broken now I’m floating higher/ This madness so good for me.”
“Blow That Smoke” abounds in soft pads and relaxed percussion, showcasing a more reserved side of the boys and Tove. A winning combo if I ever heard one.
“This song has been long in the making,” Tove said in a statement. “It started with me and Diplo just sending ideas back and forth until I sent this vocal I was unsure what to do with, and they made magic with it! To me the song is about the sweet escape from your troubles or just mundane life by being a bit reckless and romantic.”