Major Lazer feat. Justin Bieber & MØ – Cold Water
Major Lazer is about to take center stage with the release of their fourth LP, Music Is the Weapon, due out later this year. Certain to turn the hype up to eleven is the release of the album’s long-awaited first single, “Cold Water,” featuring the vocal talents of Justin Bieber and Danish singer MØ.
The track, which sees additional production from Benny Blanco and co-writing credits with Ed Sheeran, is poised to be a defining hit of the second half of summer 2016. Despite its name, the track maintains the sun-kissed vibes present in Major Lazer’s last smash partnership with MØ, “Lean On.” Bieber, whose last collaboration with Diplo was an unequivocal success, is the main draw on “Cold Water,” however. His effortless vocals, delivered off a rising guitar riff, match the track’s relaxed, dancehall feel. MØ, who harmonizes with Bieber at intervals, asserts her presence known towards the end, singing a verse as the track builds to an ecstatic climax.