Major Lazer & Khalid Team Up On ‘Death Stranding’ Ballad ‘Trigger’: Listen


Sony's PlayStation 4 console is putting a big push behind its forthcoming game Death Strandingand to help build the hype, Sony Music got a lot of star power on the original soundtrack, including a new tune from Major Lazer and Khalid called "Trigger."

It's a first-time collaboration for the dance-pop trio and celebrated singer, but their moods melt well over a ballad beat with muted dancehall influence. Major Lazer displays its production finesse on the synthesized hook, while Khalid mumbles melancholy lines about a relationship that's found its end. 

Death Stranding is an action game set in an open world wherein humanity has been all-but destroyed. You play a character tasked with bringing mankind's weathered fragments together. It's meant to disrupt the industry with a new approach to game play, but it does look like a shoot-em-up, which is probably why Khalid went with a gun metaphor.

"Trigger" is the fourth and final lead single from the game soundtrack, following previously-released "Ghost" by Au/Ra and Alan Walker, "Yellow Box" by The Neighbourhood and "Death Stranding" by Chvrches. The soundtrack is out in full on Nov. 7 on Sony Interactive Entertainment, while the game is set for a Nov. 8 release.

Watch the lyric video for "Trigger" and check out the full tracklist for the Death Stranding soundtrack below.

Death Stranding:: Timefall OST 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