Major Lazer on new album: ‘It’s going to be surprising for some people’

Diplo reveals follow up to 'Free The Universe' will contain "a lot more songs"

Major Lazer have revealed their new album will contain “a lot more songs.”

Speaking to NME in a video you can watch above, Diplo, Jillionaire and Walshy Fire explained the new album might surprise some fans.

“The singles we’re going to put out are going to be all in that vein of strong songwriting as opposed to club bangers,” explains Diplo.

“I think it’s going to be surprising for some people but refreshing for other people,” adds Jillionaire. “I mean, it’s a lot more songwriting. Ellie Goulding’s on there. Elliphant.”

Speaking of one track, formed around a beat called ‘Powerful’ Diplo said: “It was a good beat name, ‘cos that was the hook, immediately. It’s sick. When you hear it you’ll be like, ‘Wow. Major Lazer did a waltz song, with a reggae artist.”

Major Lazer recently premiered the first song from the forthcoming album, ‘Lean On’ featuring DJ Snake and MØ.

It was reported that the new album will also feature Ariana Grande, Travis Scott, Pusha-T and Gwen Stefani.

Major Lazer are also part of the line-up for this year’s Wireless Festival at London’s Finsbury Park in July. They join A$AP Rocky and headliner Drake on the Friday of the event.