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Approved: Major Lazer feat Amber Coffman – Get Free

By | Published on Thursday 19 April 2012

Major Lazer

At last! An all-new, more modest Diplo I can finally get on board with (no cruise liner pun intended), as features on Major Lazer’s new free-to-download track, ‘Get Free’.

Guest-starring Dirty Projectors’ Amber Coffman, Diplo and production partner Switch’s most measured cut to date (the second preview of their as-yet unnamed new album) favours nudging dub tones over the blaring brass and bravado of its predecessor, ‘Original Don’. Thus liberated from the latter’s roundhouse clout, Coffman applies her spiral trill to the lyrics of a blue-sky liberation doctrine, clinching such half-rhymes as “Never got love from a government man/Heading downstream till the levee gives in”.

Major Lazer’s European tour is now in session, continuing tonight at London’s Shepherd’s Bush Empire.

Failing that, here’s the ‘Get Free’ lyric video: