Major Lazer & Marcus Mumford Share ‘Lay Your Head On Me’ Video
Major Lazer shared the video for their collaboration with Marcus Mumford and singer-songwriter MØ, “Lay Your Head On Me.” Director Filip Nilsson created the visual with contributions from artists all over the world.
With 177 clips from 28 countries, the video showcases worldwide solidarity in the midst of the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic and also celebrates the 50th anniversary of Earth Day. Nilsson — who tapped choreographer Ryan Heffington for help with the dance routines — reached out to artists with a simple and inclusive message.
“Do your best, it doesn’t need to be perfect. Be yourself. We like you as you are.”
Performers for the video include Major Lazer’s Diplo, Mumford, Israeli pop duo Lola Marsh, London dancer Ashraf Ejjbair, Dream Catchers Academy — an academy of orphan children in Nigeria — and Brazilian brothers Renan and Renato. Nilsson spoke about making the video in a statement:
When we started working with this simple idea over a month ago COVID-19 had just started to get a grip of the world. During these weeks we have seen tapes from people all over the world. The response was way more than could have been expected and it was amazing to see the different interpretations of what we requested from people. It’s so touching that all these people took the time to learn the dance routine or to play the music in such a short amount of time. The positivity and honest love they shared is something I really wanted to come through in this video.
Watch the video for “Lay Your Head On Me” below: