Major Lazer's 'Powerful' Partners Ellie Goulding With Reggae Singer Tarrus Riley

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Diplo of Major Lazer performs during the 17th Annual Electric Daisy Carnival at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on June 22, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada.  

Major Lazer's "Powerful," from the upcoming Peace Is The Mission album, features vocals from a somewhat unlikely pair: "Lights" singer Ellie Goulding and roots reggae crooner Tarrus Riley.

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The result is, indeed, powerful -- a sweeping anthem that combines old-school R&B flavor with Major Lazer's signature full-to-bursting, dancefloor-ready sound. Tarrus Riley's contribution keeps Major Lazer in line with Jamaican musical roots, even if his island lilt is muffled in the production.

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"Powerful" leaked on Thursday afternoon. Look for Peace Is The Mission to drop on June 1.



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