Major Lazer and Khalid collaborate for poignant new production, ‘Trigger’ – Dancing Astronaut

Major Lazer and Khalid have teamed up for a swooning feeler entitled “Trigger,” released on the soundtrack for the upcoming PlayStation 4 game Death Stranding: Timefall, due November 7.

Combining both artists’ strong points, the radio-rendered production lays a bed of lush synths for Khalid’s crooning vocals to rest upon and flourish. The soft chords caress the verse and lead into another keynote from the Diplo-led group: their combination of wind instruments and vocal melody that hook the listener after Khalid succeeds in seducing them with his emotive incandescence.

Aside from the musicality, the lyrics run deep, alluding to a gunshot as a metaphor for a breakup. The words arrive as reflective poetry.

Major Lazer have yet to announce the release of their impending and presumably final LP, Lazerism. So far this year, they’ve released three singles and were featured on Beyoncé’s Lion King album.

Death Stranding: Timefall Track List:

1. “Trigger” Major Lazer & Khalid               
2. “Ghost” Au/Ra & Alan Walker                      
3. “Death Stranding” Chvrches               
4. “Yellow Box” The Neighbourhood
5. “Meanwhile…In Genova” The S.L.P.       
6. “Ludens” Bring Me the Horizon
7. “Born In The Slumber” Flora Cash           
8. “Sing To Me” MISSIO