Our main gal Grimes has already touted it ‘best song of the year,’ and we tend to agree with the pint sized artist. Diplo’s side project Major Lazer with DJ/Producer Jillionaire is kicking all kinds of goals bridging a undefinable gap between indie rock, dubby hip hop beats and calculated electronica. The latest clip for “Get Free,” featuring Dirty Projectors mega babe and vocalist Amber Coffman follows on from the animated teaser released in April and is a beautiful exploration into Jamaican dancehall and street culture complete with twerking.
The intensity and clarity of Coffman’s voice undeniably carries the song, however the SoMe directed clip is a beautiful and understated addition to the Major Lazer bag of tricks shying away from Diplo’s usually intense, flashy light show instead opting for a realistic documentary style accompanying video. Being the first official single from the forthcoming sophomore release, Major Lazer Frees The Universe, it looks like this could be the year for the collaborative producers whose soundtrack-esque tracks are quickly becoming a force to be reckoned with.