WEDNESDAY, JULY 29, 2015 |
Posted by: Niko Demetriou
I'm almost a little mad at Major Lazer for being a bit too obvious with this one, but maybe they're just a sucker for some good old fashion cheesy wordplay like me. Regardless, Diplo and friends' new video for "Powerful" is quite powerful. Dad jokes aside, the track featuring Brit pop star Ellie Goulding and second generation reggae artist Tarrus Riley was already a highlight off of the group's 2015 album Peace Is The Mission, and this new video is just a testament to its appeal. With a bit of Heroes present and some Bruce Almighty sprinkled in, the video has our artists sporting some telekinetic powers in the classic diner setting. Bending spoons and tossing a waitress or two really is an appropriate environment for the track. The two singers' contradicting voice styles find a great balance over the swelling beat and the whole thing feels like a short supernatural comic. It's a big switch up from our session with Ellie, but a stellar performance all the same.