[video] Major Lazer perform “Get Free” on Fallon with help from the Roots & Dirty Projectors
April 12th, 2013 by Matt
Major Lazer got a bit of a facelift last night when they performed on Fallon. While their crazy live show with butt-shaking, crowd-surfing antics is great, this was a serious “best foot forward” move. Diplo and the rest of Major Lazer recruited Amber Coffman of Dirty Projectors to sing on “Get Free” with The Roots and Dave Longstreth filling out the rest of the band. Seeing Dave play the plinking, tropical guitar line for “Get Free” was surprisingly natural; it seemed like a stolen Dirty Projectors song with both of them up there.
It’s a very subdued performance from a traditionally wild band, but it was the right choice. “Get Free” is sublime and I’m sure this won them a ton of new fans. Free the Universe is out on Secretly Canadian April 16.