The Weeknd’s After Hours has, by all measures, been the most successful record of 2020 so far. The album made history propelling The Weeknd to the top slot on five Billboard charts at once. Now, in case the inescapably catchy “Blinding Lights” isn’t still lodged in your head after spending nearly a full month atop the Hot 100 chart, Major Lazer is here to offer their own take on The Weeknd’s shimmering 80s pop-inspired smash with a complementary dancehall spin on the track.
Following a quick tease of the remix on a recent livestream and then a folk-leaning endeavor with Mumford & Sons frontman Marcus Mumford on “Lay Your Head On Me,” Major Lazer are firmly back within dancehall territory once again to take on The Weeknd’s sweeping heartbreak ballad. Swapping the original’s uptempo clip for breezy percussion and soca-inspired rhythms, Major Lazer give the Canadian R&B star’s After Hours standout an extended shelf life with an aced new remix effort.