Mø and Diplo Release the Horns on Honking New ‘Kamikaze’
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Mø and Diplo — riding off the heat of their summertime Major Lazer smash “Lean On” — have teamed up once again (following “XXX 88″ and this summer’s cover of Frank Ocean’s “Lost” too) for “Kamikaze,” a bubble-popping slice of ear-pleasing Top 40. Per Mø herself:
I love working with Diplo. It’s always such a fun and open-minded creative process. It’s about making memorable songs but, more than that, it’s about making pop music that wants to push boundaries. 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. Making “Lean On” and being a part of that tornado these past eight months has been one of the greatest experiences in my life so far, and I’m super happy that “Kamikaze” is made in a collaboration with the same group of my friends.
Filled with honking, syncopated horns, some intentionally squashed pronunciation, and a squiggly instrumental post-chorus, “Kamikaze” serves as a nice bookend to Mø’s lightning hot year. Listen below.