Following their stratospheric rise to success in 2016 – with Lean On becoming the second most streamed song of all time and Cold Water and Light It Up going platinum – Major Lazer have marked their return this year with what is sure to become a certified club banger.
A collaboration with OVO’s PARTYNEXTDOOR and Nicki Minaj, Run Up is a poppy dancehall-inspired track that is sure to make some serious waves in the charts following its release.
Accompanied by a playfully dynamic lyric video, Grammy award winning-Diplo – one third of Major Lazer – addressed the creative process behind the record:
“It’s always important for us to work with people who are on the same wave. Nicki and Party really helped us bring the classic Major Lazer style to create this perfect party record.”
With appearances at last summer’s editions of both Lovebox and Bestival under their belts, UK festival goers could well be running into Major Lazer again this time round.
Words by Jonno Mack