Major Lazer Enlists Usher, Travis Scott for New Album
Major Lazer has some major guest stars lined up for its next project.
After dropping the Justin Bieber and MØ-assisted single “Cold Water” last week, Diplo revealed that the group’s upcoming album will feature appearances from Usher, Travis Scott, Sia, Sam Hunt, and possibly even Tove Lo and Tinashe.
“I’m just happy to get some stuff together,” Diplo told Zane Lowe on Beats 1. “This summer has been kinda slow I feel like as far as music. We gotta give the people something. Drake and Rihanna killed it this year, but there hasn’t really been a summer vibe.”
According to Diplo, the Major Lazer LP lost some tracks after they were given away to other stars. “Beyoncé took a couple of songs from us that ended up on her album,” he said. “I think another one from The Weeknd is gonna be on his album…The only people I would give records to are people we love and that’s Beyoncé, Weeknd, and maybe some for Nicki Minaj.”
Despite giving away tracks, Diplo has a lot of new music on his hands. He says he has about 40 songs for Major Lazer’s project and plans to release another single from it in August, while the album is scheduled to arrive in January 2017.
Plus, it was recently revealed that a Gucci Mane remix to “Cold Water” is on the way.