Major Lazer Are Calling It Quits In 2019, So Set Your Synths To Sad
Well, this sucks.
In news that sucks just a little bit, Major Lazer frontman Diplo has confirmed the dance trio will call it quits next year.
In a new interview with Complex, Diplo casually revealed that Lazer’s 2019 album will be their last — the reason being that he’s too busy with other projects such as Silk City (with Mark Ronson) and LSD (with Sia and Labrinth.)
“Music is so fast nowadays. It’s like we’re in a hip-hop cycle all the time; a new rapper comes out and careers last like two years these days,” he told Complex. “Everything is so rushed, so we’re just so lucky we can get things out on the radio these days. I think this project has enough energy around it that we’re able to keep being relevant, that’s the essence of being great DJs.
“[Our next album will have] a bunch of stuff you haven’t heard [over] the last ten years. Next year marks our last album, so we got a lot of stuff in between now and then.”
When asked if he was actually confirming the end of Major Lazer, Diplo answered: “Yeah, I think so, because I got [these] other side projects, like LSD with Sia and Silk City.”
Silk City dropped their latest single ‘Electricity’ a couple of weeks back, featuring vocalist Dua Lipa — while LSD has thrown out a heap of new tracks this year, including the crazy good ‘Genius’ and ‘Audio’.
2018 marks 10 years of the Lazer project, which kicked off with the groundbreaking record Guns Don’t Kill People, Lazers Do. They’ve gone on to release some of the biggest tracks of the last decade, including ‘Cold Water’ with Justin Bieber, and ‘Lean On’ with MØ — both of which cracked 1 billion views on YouTube.
They’ll soon be releasing an Afro-centric EP, before putting out their final album in 2019.