It kind of stinks when album delays happen, but it is a part of the industry and is a part of the creative process some times. So it is not really a huge surprise that Major Lazer delayed their Free the Universe album. Yet, as a sorry to all the fans, they decided they will be releasing three volumes of free music. This is a great idea and as a fan, much appreciated. This first volume is called Lazer Strikes Back Vol. 1 and is now available to download for free below, also you can read their note about the delay.
The upcoming album, “FREE THE UNIVERSE,” has been been kidnapped by General Rubbish and we all must embark on an epic journey to upset his evil plan so we can free the universe as planned with the album.
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. An iTunes exclusive pre-order in the US will launch next Tuesday, 2/26 which will feature an instant grat download of “Watch Out for This (Bumaye).”
In the mean time, please download LAZER STRIKES BACK Vol. 1. here: http://t.opsp.in/s08cS We will be putting out 3 volumes of music on-line until album release.
LAZER STRIKES BACK Vol. 1
1. Major Lazer & Flux Pavilion – Jah No Partial (Jack Beats Remix)
2. Major Lazer – Get Free feat. Amber of Dirty Projectors (Yellow Claw Get Free Money Remix)
3. Major Lazer – Original Don feat. The Partysquad (DGRC Remix)
4. Hot Chip – Look At Where We Are (Major Lazer Extended Remix)