Major Lazer have just dropped the latest video from last year’s album, Peace is the Mission. Light It Up features guest artists Nyla and Fuse ODG, and the video was directed by Sam Pilling (who has worked on clips for Two Door Cinema Club, The Weeknd, J Cole and more.) It was shot in Ghana, where Fuse’s family is from.
Speaking on the video in a press release, Pilling said, “Because Fuse’s family is from Ghana we thought it would bring a really interesting aesthetic to film the video there… Delving deeper into Ghanaian culture, we found that their traditional funeral ceremonies perfectly exemplify this sense of coming together to rise up against sadness.” Celebrating life -even in death- is clearly the aim of the clip, which was shot in black and white.
Major Lazer were recently announced as one of the first big-name American acts to perform in Cuba since diplomatic ties between the two countries were restored: they’re playing a free gig in Havana this weekend. Perhaps it’s all signalling a more positive approach to life in the year 2016, considering it was around this time in 2015 that Major Lazer founder and controversial douchebag Diplo was caught out indulging in a bunch of pathetically crude and sexist remarks as he tried to defend himself against accusations of theft, among other issues.