It’s hard avoiding the strain of sadness and hopelessness lingering at the core of Major Lazer‘s “Get Free”, the song’s melancholy reggae lope bringing vivid illustrative support to the somber, child-like melodies nestled in Dirty Projectors’ Amber Coffman‘s desperate plea for liberation from The Man.
“Never got love from a government man,” she woefully chirps in a beautifully poetic, yet heart-crushingly dejected lament that explores her desires for “relief”, “sympathy”, or hell, simply “a friend” to provide her some break from her current politics-fueled gloom.
That being said though, is it bad that every time we listen to “Get Free”, our ears completely overlook the tune’s lyrical seriousness and instead think of it as our go-to sexy-time jam for the sweaty, summer nights only a couple calendar page flips away?
There’s just something about the merging of its slow n’ steady island throb chill and Coffman’s sweetly toned, almost-but-not-quite R&B diva pose here (previously employed to great effect on the Projectors’ “Stillness Is The Move” and Rusko’s “Hold On”) that just gets us all hot and bothered inside…
While we cower in shame, download the song (and a bonus remix!!) for the cheap, cheap price of an e-mail address here.