We recently discussed how Major Lazer‘s sophomore album Free the Universe was supposed to come out this week, but had been pushed to March 12. In a press release that was distributed earlier today, we’re told that the album has been pushed back (although no word on it’s release was given):
The upcoming Major Lazer 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 Major Lazer 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 the forthcoming Major Lazer single “Watch Out for This (Bumaye).”
It looks like this is the first of three volumes of rare and unreleased Major Lazer material. This first release features the exteneded remix of their remix of Hot Chip’s “Look At Where We Are,” as well as remixes from Jack Beats and Yellow Claw of Major Lazer material.