MØ and Diplo have been making music together for some time now. The CoSigned Danish pop singer and the mega producer first linked up on “XXX 88” off MØ’s debut No Mythologies to Follow. Earlier this year, they joined forces once again on the Major Lazer cut “Lean On”, a track that’s been ubiquitous throughout 2015 and launched MØ to a new level of recognition. Now, she’s looking to build on that notoriety by once again teaming up with Diplo for her new single, “Kamikaze”.
In a press release for the track, MØ praised the creative energy and friendship she shares with Diplo. “It’s about making memorable songs but, more than that, it’s about making pop music that wants to push boundaries,” she said. “I’ve been loving all kinds of pop since I first fell in love with the Spice Girls, but pop needs to bring something new to the table, it needs balls. And that’s what you get working with Diplo.”
The balls on “Kamikaze” aren’t the kind that swing with pounding bass, but rather with an incredibly easygoing bounce. There are strings and horns that will make “Lean On” fans feel right at home, but Diplo is careful not to produce another Major Lazer track. MØ’s sound is more laid back than dancehall, and this new cut fits right into her repertoire.
Take a listen using the player below, which ends with an interview MØ did with Annie Mac on her BBC Radio 1 after the song’s premiere.