The masterminds of Major Lazer: Diplo, Walshy Fire and Jillionaire fuse music and culture in, “Lean On, ” a collaboration with french producer, DJ snake. Danish singer, MO, adds a pop flair to the indian hip hop fusion, resulting in a funky dance song with a pulsating symphonic interlude. This song ranked as number 1 in several countries and reached a peak at number 9 on the Billboard Hot 100 and number 2 on the UK Singles Chart. “Lean On” continues to shine this summer as the lead single to Major Lazer’s third studio album, Peace is the Mission.
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Director Tim Erem created a colorful visual in Maharashtra with wavy choreography interspersed between architecture and textiles unique to India. At some points in the video, the choreography stragetically replicates the multiple arms of Hindu deities, which blends nicely with the cosmic sound of the music.
“India is special and its beauty absolutely humbled me. When we toured there as Major Lazer, it was mind blowing to see our fan-base and we wanted to incorporate the attitude and positive vibes into our video and just do something that embodies the essence of Major Lazer. Major Lazer has always been a culture mashup and to us, India feels like some kind of special creature with one foot in history and one firmly in the future. The experience is something we’ll never forget.“-Diplo
Ty Dolla $ign’s raw, gritty rap lyrics on the remix, increases the swag of this hot track.