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Peace Is the Mission is the third studio album by Major Lazer, released June 1, 2015. This album sees them focusing less on reggae than their previous material, and incorporates elements of pop and hip hop. That being said, there's still plenty to be found here. The album notably contains "Lean On", which proved to be the biggest hit in their careers. It topped many charts worldwide, and placed Top 5 in many others, becoming the biggest EDM crossover since Avicii's "Wake Me Up!" until The Chainsmokers' "Closer". Even more impressively, "Lean On" became the most streamed song on Spotify of all time (until Drake's "One Dance" surpassed it).
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Peace Is The Mission serves as the first part of a two-part album set. Its follow up Music Is the Weapon is set for release in 2016.

Tracklist

  1. "Be Together" (featuring Wild Belle)
  2. "Too Original" (featuring Elliphant and Jovi Rockwell)
  3. "Blaze Up the Fire" (featuring Chronixx)
  4. "Lean On" (with DJ Snake, featuring MØ)
  5. "Powerful" (featuring Ellie Goulding and Tarrus Riley)
  6. "Light It Up (featuring Nyla)
  7. "Roll the Bass"
  8. "Night Riders" (featuring Travi$ Scott, 2 Chainz, Pusha T, and Mad Cobra)
  9. "All My Love (remix)" (featuring Ariana Grande and Machel Montano)

On November 26, Peace Is the Mission Extended was released, which features a remix and four new songs.

  1. "Light It Up" (featuring Nyla and Fuse ODG)
  2. "Boom" (with MOTi, featuring Ty Dolla $ign, Wizkid, and Kranium
  3. "Wave" (featuring Kali Uchis)
  4. "Thunder & Lightening" (featuring Gent & Jawns)
  5. "Lost" (featuring MØ)
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  • Cover Version: "Lost" was originally by Frank Ocean.
  • Darkhorse Casting: Most people featured on the album, with the exception of Ellie Goulding, Travi$ Scott, 2 Chainz, Pusha T, and Ariana Grande, aren't very well known in the US. They originally wanted either Rihanna or Nicki Minaj to do the vocals of "Lean On", but both refused.
  • Intercourse with You: "Powerful", being sung in an almost conversational style between Ellie Goulding and Tarrus Riley, hints at them having sex.
  • Mood Whiplash: Three songs, "Lean On", "Powerful", and "Be Together", are much more pop-oriented than the rest, and all three were released as singles. Clearly an intentional move to release the pop songs to the radio while the rest were made for dance parties.
  • New Sound Album: Less focus on reggae/dancehall (though there is still plenty), with added elements of pop and hip-hop.
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  • Ode to Intoxication: "Blaze Up the Fire".
  • The Power of Friendship: "Lean On", being about friends getting through hardship.
  • Repurposed Pop Song: "All My Love" was originally made for the soundtrack of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 before remixed to feature Machel Montano and placed on the album.
  • A Wild Rapper Appears!: Inverted with "Night Riders", which is a song by three rappers with a wild appearance from a reggae artist.


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