Diplo, MO Premiere 'Kamikaze,' 'Lean On' Follow Up Is Here
Another one (DJ Khaled voice). Diplo and MØ unveiled their new collaboration together "Kamikaze" yesterday as the hottest record in the world with Annie Mac on BBC Radio One. The new track comes on the heels of their Major Lazer collaboration, "Lean On" that has been one of the summer hits of the year.
The tune has the same forward thinking pop mindset that "Lean On" brought to the table. Light and playful synths and horns glide over a bed of 808s and percussion, while MØ croons about a fun night out on the town. The hook may not be as strong as "Lean On," which is a tall task for such as huge a hit as the Peace Is The Mission single, but this has the potential to be MØ's next big solo track.
Speaking to Annie Mac after the track was premiered on BBC Radio One, the Danish singer described working with Diplo and how things always seem to turn out better when they make music together.
"I love working with Diplo and his team. It is such a fun and creative process.... It is not about the stress of making a hit record, it is about making new, exciting pop music." She continued, "It's about making memorable songs but, more than that, it's about making pop music that wants to push boundaries."
Diplo and MØ have been working together beyond "Lean On" and now "Kamikaze." They collabed on the track "XXX 88" taken from MØ's 2014 debut album No Mythologies to Follow.
Listen to the record below via Pitchfork and find out how to properly pronounce MØ.