Posted March 27, 2020 by Jeff in Tunes

Major Lazer Teams Up with Marcus Mumford

Major Lazer
Major Lazer

The electronic dance music trio Major Lazer has teamed up with Mumford & Sons’ Marcus Mumford for its new song, “You’ll Never Walk Alone,” a tune originally made famous Gerry and the Pacemakers in the 1960s, recently struck up a friendship with Major Lazer’s Diplo, and the two began experimenting in the studio together. That’s when an early demo of “Lay Your Head On Me,” an infectious track that features husky vocals and percolating synths, was born. 

Last year, Major Lazer collaborated with Beyoncé on her Grammy-nominated companion album to The Lion King, and the group topped the charts with its Anitta collaboration “Make It Hot.” The group was also featured with IZA and Ciara on “Evapora.”

As one of pop’s most in-demand producers, Diplo has worked with Beyoncé, Madonna, Robyn, M.I.A. and many more. Last year, Diplo unveiled a new country project dubbed Thomas Wesley. To date, the project has launched three tracks: the platinum-certified “Heartless” featuring country singer Morgan Wallen, “So Long” featuring pop singer Cam and “Lonely” with Jonas Brothers.


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