Listen to Major Lazer’s high-energy rework of Ed Sheeran’s “Shape of You”
Major Lazer remixes are always worthy of major excitement, given the group’s impressive track record for original hits. Their single “Run Up” with Nicki Minaj marked the group’s most recent hit, with over 2 million streams on SoundCloud.
There is no doubting Major Lazer’s popularity and acclaim, especially after releases like “Cold Water” with Justin Beiber and MØ, “Believer” with Dutch duo Showtek, and “Lean On,” which became Spotify’s most streamed song ever at the time of its release.
The latest song to receive the group’s remix treatment has been toyed with by many before them: Ed Sheeran’s chart-topping single, “Shape Of You.” The original features typically melodic vocals and instrumental work from Sheeran, which Major Lazer completely invert for their spin. Adding vocals by Nyla and reggae artist Kranium, the group has also manipulated the background score, mixing in their own celebrated trap-inspired sounds.
Stream the high-profile remix below: