“Make It Hot” is the second collaboration between Major Lazer and Anitta. The two worked alongside Anitta’s fellow Brazilian Pabllo Vittar on “Sua Cara,” a new cut from Major Lazer’s 2018 Essentials greatest hits collections.
“It’s amazing when you work in synergy with someone who completes you artistically,” Anitta is quoted in a press release. “Having the opportunity to write [and] compose another song with Major Lazer was really special. We have developed this energy that is similar to being around family and close friends when we work together. It’s good to be able to bounce ideas off each other, and that’s something that happens naturally now. I think it’s difficult for anyone to listen to this song and remain still.”
The single is released in partnership with Bacardi, by whom Major Lazer is sponsored. The brand makes a bold appearance in the “Make It Hot” video, out today (June 26). Directed by Jovan Todorovic (Adidas, Samsung, Puma), the clip features Major Lazer, Anitta and a variety of dancers partying in colorful streets and alleys.
A fourth Major Lazer studio album is one the way, though we can’t say when for sure or whether “Make It Hot” will be on the final track list.
Watch the official music video for “Make It Hot” below.