Obsession of the Week: "Powerful"by Major Lazer
I've noticed there is always like 1 or 2 songs every week that make me abuse the repeat button. So I figured why not share my recent obsessions with the world. This brings me to my first segment on this blog: "Obsession of the Week".
Obsession: "Powerful" Major Lazer.
Honorable Mention: Bryson Tiller's "Don't". I've been obsessed with that song for weeks now!.. It could even be next week's pick, haha.
Major Lazer is awesome. To my recent discovery they usually blend EDM and Dancehall (and a little bit of Hip Hop), a combination that I would've never even thought of. But then again how can we forget the memorable "Pon De Floor". I'm assuming Diplo handles the EDM side of things while Trinidadian Jillionaire and Jamaican Walshy Fire handle the Dancehall aspect. This summer their song "Lean On" was a smash hit. It was played EVERYWHERE. While I do think "Lean On" was the perfect single for their album "Peace is the Mission", I dont think its the best song on that project.
Placing the turn up aside, their second single "Powerful", gives an emotional element to their album. Vocalist Ellie Goulding and Tarrus Riley give a heart wrenching performance to match along with the dramatic music video. I don't know what it is about this song. The cliche "You make me feel invisible" themed love song could very easily come off as cheesy to me but it somehow works so perfect in this song. Gotta give a huge shout out to my boy Baylor (aka DJ Bay B) for putting me on. I was in love with this song ever since I first heard it.