Major Lazer Release “Cold Water” Featuring Justin Bieber & MØ (Lyrics Review)

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Major Lazer is releasing music from his upcoming album ‘Music Is The Weapon’ due later this year. He previewed “Head Up High” featuring Sia a couple of days ago, after hinting the release of “Cold Water” on July 22. Even Justin Bieber announced the release of the upcoming single using ‘fire’ emojis-how ironical!

“Cold Water” may possess some similarities from Major Lazer’s hit single “Lean On”, but addition of vocals by Justin Bieber and the talented MØ really sets the single apart and gives the necessary boost for it to be the next big thing for Major Lazer.

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Cover art for “Cold Water” by Major Lazer

The better part if that “Cold Water” has been produced by a world famous group of artists including King Henry, Jr. Blender, Ed Sheeran, Diplo and Major Lazer himself. The song was written by the same crew excluding King Henry and including Jamie Scott and Benny Blanco.

Listen to “Cold Water” by Major Lazer

“Cold Water” has simple lyrics which makes it easier to grasp and enjoy. However, we will dig into the lyrics and try to bring out the overall meaning of the song. Stay with us.

Lyrics Review of “Cold Water” by Major Lazer Ft. Justin Bieber and MØ

Justin Bieber starts off with the first verse;

Everybody gets high sometimes, you know
What else can we do when we’re feeling low?
So take a deep breath and let it go
You shouldn’t be drowning on your own

With a little play on words, the singer implies that we often seek the assistance of inhibition-reducing stimulants (or simply drugs) to cope up with sad times. When heartaches hit us, most of us resort to drugs to feel numb. The singer asks what other choice do we have?

Take a deep breath and let it go-often you feel the pressure, sadness and remorse exiting our body with the breath. The female is crying so much that she is drowning herself in her tears. Justin Bieber says she doesn’t have to do that. There are better options.

Pre-chorus of “Cold Water” is sung by Justin Bieber;

And if you feel you’re sinking, I will jump right over
Into cold, cold water for you
And although time may take us into different places
I will still be patient with you
And I hope you know

Justin Bieber says if she feels like she is sinking in her life (like a ship going down in water), he will be there to help her cope up with it. The word ‘cold’ is repeated, emphasizing he would put himself in extreme pain just to share the low moments of her life.

Time has a funny way of interacting with our lives-it may turn out to be good, bad or even downright cruel. Relationships are built and fallen apart as time goes. But the singer says he will be patiently waiting for her, no matter what time does to them.

We come across the chorus of the song, also sung by Justin Bieber;

I won’t let go
I’ll be your lifeline tonight
I won’t let go
I’ll be your lifeline tonight

‘Lifeline’ is a word used in most reality shows as well. It means a helping hand from someone who is not in the game show. ‘Lifeline’ also means someone’s last resort. The singer says no matter how much she feels down, he will hold on to her and he will be her helping hand.

Verse 2 of the song;

Cause we all get lost sometimes, you know?
It’s how we learn and how we grow
And I wanna lay with you ’til I’m old
You shouldn’t be fighting on your own

Life is a crazy thing. Nobody knows what it has planned for us. It’s best to hold on to your loved ones tight and face whatever life throws at you. We might get lost along the way, but “there are no mistakes in life-only lessons” said Big Sean. Mistakes are there to be dealt with and to be stronger by their lessons.

So in the process of life, Justin Bieber wants to hold on to her tight and fight the good fight until they are old together. He says she doesn’t have to face the life’s tough choices alone and he will be right there with her.

Next we come across the bridge of “Cold Water” done by MØ

Come on, come on
Save me from my rocking boat
I just wanna stay afloat
I’m all alone
And I hope, I hope someone come and take me home
Somewhere I can rest my soul
I need to know you won’t let go

MØ plays the part of the lady in the song. She openly asks the singer to come and save her from her rocking boat-which is a reference to the ups and downs of life. So now we can connect the dots. She is in a shaky boat in cold water. If the boat rocks too much, she will be in the cold water. This is the theme of the song.

MØ says she just wants to stay afloat. Life can be cruel, it would be a blessing just having survived the fight. She says she is all alone in her rocky boat-she must be scared. She doesn’t want to be in this situation and she asks if someone can take her home. This is where Justin Bieber comes forth as her lifeline. She wants to let go, knowing that he won’t.

Justin Bieber and MØ sings the chorus of “Cold Water” once more and the song comes to an end.

Outro of the song is a solo by Justin Bieber:

I won’t let go
I won’t let go

We believe it’s a catchy song and it will catch up on the music charts soon. Coming Monday we will be able to see where Billboard places this single on their Hot 100 chart.

We love “Cold Water” and “Head Up High” from Major Lazer’s upcoming album. Hence, we have good faith to believe that it’s going to be a major hit when it comes out.

What are your thoughts on the song?