Major Lazer might not be gone after all, as Diplo hints continuation
Today, as the pace of the world is faster than ever, and individuals are often overseen, it is important to sit down and reflect. Reflect about yourself, your life, your accomplishments, the things you have done and the things you still want to do and experience. Renowned DJs and producers are no exception to that. Even though Electronic Dance Music biggest Dancehall artist Major Lazer announced their end a couple of weeks ago, this might not be the end just yet. The same man who announced the ending, now also took to Instagram to let the speculation of a possible continuation of Major Lazer. We are talking about Diplo, 1/3 of the group.
The 39-year old American now wrote an emotional message about the past of Major Lazer and its possible future, during the groups’ tour through Africa. Diplo starts off with a reflection about the success the 3 had:
When I first started this project, [Major Lazer], it was just a hobby, I never thought it would take me and my friends all over the world.
Currently, in Nairobi, Kenya, Diplo also writes about the connection he feels with the people of the country:
I went to Nairobi once after a short tour 5 years and I was blown away by the energy and how far our music had reached. I didn’t know if I would ever come back but I wanted too. The third time performing here this weekend was mind-blowing. Every song we released the last two years got in the hand of this country and I haven’t seen that much love in a crowd.
And this special connection could maybe lead to Diplo and Major Lazer to actually continue the project, because in the next sentence Diplo writes the, probably, the most important statement of the post:
Last night gave me love to continue this project.
Of course, it is only speculation whether he just said so out of emotion, or whether we actually experience the continuation of Major Lazer. Time will tell. Check out the full post and Major Lazer’s latest (and maybe last) album below:
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When I first started this project @majorlazer, it was just a hobby, I never thought it would take me and my friends all over the world .. I love making music so much but it was never easy for me to work on dancehall and what you might call "world music" and find a way to release and finding the audience..so I started to write more pop music. Our brand grew a lot we went everywhere and I was so proud of the project, the fans have kept me going . I started putting in bits of African guitars and drums in the records .. even with songs like cold water w Justin .. all the way up to run up w party next door and Nicki all the way to our recent releases .. I went to Nairobi once after a short tour 5 years and I was blown away by the energy and how far our music had reached . i didn't know if i would ever come back but i wanted too.. The third time performing here this weekend was mind-blowing . Every song we released the last two years got in the hand of this country and I haven't seen that much love in a crowd .. last night gave me love to continue this project , it felt like every song connected with the people in a way that i haven't seen in years of doing dance music .. i'm so lucky to be able to tour africa and keep building these relationships and keep working on bringing the world together and sharing music whenever I can. love you Kenya 🇰🇪