'Major Lazer's second album 'Free The Universe' has a new confirmed release date of April 15 via Because Music for the UK/EU. You can pre-order the album from today and also grab the third single 'Watch Out For This (Bumaye)' which features famed dancehall artist Busy Signal, along with The Flexican & FS Green.
The group issued a statement on the postponement below:
"Our fans are the most important part of what makes Major Lazer what it is. It is with that consideration that 'Free The Universe' will not be released this month as previously scheduled. We never want to disappoint our supporters but circumstances out of our control have made us unable to keep the intended date. For anyone disappointed, we are truly apologetic and we promise that this hiccup has only made what we have planned for the album stronger. We tried extremely hard to keep the date but it was ultimately decided that rushing the album would have been unfair to you and everyone who worked so hard on it. There will be information soon about the album pre-order and we are working with everyone to be able to deliver you a few songs prior to the release."
In the meantime, Major Lazer are embarking on a world tour that takes in four UK shows. You can also download the free remix EP, Lazer Strikes Back Vol. 1, below.
DOWNLOAD LAZER STRIKES BACK Vol. 1 VOLUME 1
1. Major Lazer & Flux Pavilion - Jah No Partial (Jack Beats Remix)
2. Major Lazer - Get Free feat. Amber of Dirty Projectors (Cris Cab Cover)
3. Major Lazer - Original Don feat. The Partysquad (DGRC Remix)
4. Hot Chip - Look Where We Are (Major Lazer Extended Remix)
MAJOR LAZER UK SHOWS 2013 -
01/05 - The Plus, Sheffield
02/05 - O2 Academy, Oxford
03/05 - O2 Academy, Bristol
04/05 - The Roundhouse, London