Words by Natalie Weiner, Photo by Kevin Ornelas—
Major Lazer is certainly not hurting for star power on their upcoming EP, Apocalypse Soon. First we heard from Pharrell on the addictive track “Aerosol Can,” and a new collaboration with dancehall superstar Sean Paul has dropped ahead of the EP’s Feb. 25th release this week, just as Sean released his sixth studio album, Full Frequency.
The track, “Come On To Me,” is a moombahton-tinged dancehall jam that showcases Sean Paul at his best — as in, Dutty Rock-era Sean Paul. Thanks in part to a sample from salsa legend Willie Colón, the song, which follows somewhat in the vein of their similarly salsa-sampling “Watch Out For This (Bumaye)” featuring Busy Signal, is pretty much impossible not to dance to.
As one Soundcloud commenter put it, “Summer is here” (we agree, at least as long as you don’t look outside). How do you think it stacks up to Sean Paul’s new album? Tell us what you think in the comments.