Diplo Announces New Major Lazer Track Will Feature Justin Bieber And MØ
Tue, 31 May 2016 11:22:31
Diplo will be teaming up with Justin Bieber again for the new Major Lazer track, "Cold Water," which will also feature frequent-collaborator MØ. The song will premiere via the new Lazer Sound radio show on Beats 1. No release date has been set at this time, but Diplo says the new song will be coming "coming up in a couple weeks," according to Pitchfork. The song will be the first single off Major Lazer's upcoming album.
Diplo and Bieber previously teamed up on the Jack Ü track "Where Are Ü Now." Jack Ü is the collaboration between Diplo and Skrillex. The song was named #1 Song of 2015 by The New York Times' Jack Pareles.
Diplo also made news this past weekend when he commented on the lawsuit between Justin Bieber's and White Hinterland, aka Casey Dienel. Dienel is currently suing "Bieber and Skrillex over claims that the mega hit "Sorry" contains "unique characteristics of the female vocal riff" from her 2014 song "Ring The Bell," reported Sterogum. Sterogum goes on to sum up what Diplo told TMZ, "he thinks the production team sampled Dienel's song and that they should have had the wherewithal to clear it first. He also thinks it may have been a too-many-cooks-in-the-kitchen situation where someone added the sample and didn't tell anyone else. He mentioned a similar situation that arose while working on Beyoncé's Lemonade track "All Night" which samples "SpottieOttieDopaliscious," suggesting that Outkast might not have been credited if he didn't point it out. Ultimately Diplo thinks Bieber's legal team will end up settling out of court."
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