Major Lazer’s ‘Powerful’ Partners Ellie Goulding With Reggae Singer Tarrus Riley


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Major Lazer‘s “Powerful,” from the upcoming Peace Is The Mission album, features vocals from a somewhat unlikely pair: “Lights” singer Ellie Goulding and roots reggae crooner Tarrus Riley.

The result is, indeed, powerful — a sweeping anthem that combines old-school R&B flavor with Major Lazer’s signature full-to-bursting, dancefloor-ready sound. Tarrus Riley’s contribution keeps Major Lazer in line with Jamaican musical roots, even if his island lilt is muffled in the production.

“Powerful” leaked on Thursday afternoon. Look for Peace Is The Mission to drop on June 1.