A new song from Major Lazer, Jessica, featuring Vampire Weekend frontman Ezra Koenig, has made its way online. Taken from Major Lazer’s upcoming album Free The Universe, due out 15th April, Jessica is a slow-paced ska-tinged jam that solicits a modicum of head nodding.
Last month fans were treated to Watch Out For This (Bumaye), a synth-driven, high-energy sweat fest featuring Busy Signal, the Flexican & FS Green. And, of course, everyone in Australia is familiar with last year’s undeniably great Get Free, featuring the vocals of Amber Coffman from Dirty Projectors, which came in at #6 on triple j’s Hottest 100.
With Diplo now firmly at the helm of Major Lazer, it will be interesting to see how effectively each feature artist is utilized on Free The Universe. The album’s special guest list includes Santigold, Wyclef Jean, Peaches, Bruno Mars and Shaggy.
Listen: Major Lazer – Jessica (ft. Ezra Koenig of Vampire Weekend)
Major Lazer – Free The Universe – Track List
‘You’re No Good’ [ft. Santigold, Vybz Kartel, Danielle Haim & Yasmin]
‘Jet Blue Jet’ [ft. Leftside, GTA, Razz & Biggy]
‘Get Free’ [ft. Amber Coffman of Dirty Projectors]
‘Jah No Partial’ [ft. Flux Pavilion]
‘Wind Up’ [ft. Elephant Man & Opal]
‘Scare Me’ [ft. Peaches & Timberlee]
‘Jessica’ [ft. Ezra Koenig of Vampire Weekend]
‘Bumaye (Watch Out for This)’ [ft. Busy Signal & Flexican]
‘Keep Cool’ [ft. Shaggy & Wynter Gordon]
‘Sweat’ [ft. Laidback Luke & Ms Dynamite]
‘Reach For The Stars’ [ft. Wyclef Jean]
‘Bubble Butt’ [ft. Bruno Mars, Tyga & Mystic]
‘Mashup The Dance’ [ft. The Partysquad & Ward 21]
‘Playground’ [ft. Bugle & Arama]