Major Lazer & Marcus Mumford’s ‘Lay Your Head on Me’ Is an Uplifting Lullaby for Uneasy Times

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Joe Larkin

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It’s a strange moment in history, to be sure. Amid the uncertainty and social distancing of coronavirus, you might just be craving a warm embrace. Major Lazer and Marcus Mumford are here to give it to you in sonic form with «Lay Your Head on Me.»

In Mumford’s first-ever feature collaboration, the Mumford & Sons frontman sings a series of reassurances — «This too shall pass, it won’t always be the same» — as the track from Diplo, Walshy Fire and Ape Drums plays like a tropical-folk lullaby, with flecks of guitar, a propulsive beat and a chorus of voices on the chorus.

Premiering Thursday (March 26) as Annie Mac’s Hottest Record in the World, the track was co-written with MØ, who last collaborated with Major Lazer on their massive 2015 hit «Lean On.»

“Lay Your Head on Me” follows Major Lazer’s 2019 release “Que Calor” featuring J Balvin and El Alfa, which was performed by Balvin at the Super Bowl alongside Jennifer Lopez. Hear «Lay Your Head on Me» below.