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"Powerful" is a song by American electronic music project Major Lazer from their third studio album, Piece is the Mission. It is the fifth track of the album and features English singer-songwriter Ellie Goulding and Jamaica-based artist Tarrus Riley. It served as a single from the album and was released on the 1st of June.

The song later served as the first bonus track from the Target edition of Goulding's third major-label full-length album Delirium.

Lyrics

[Verse 1: Ellie Goulding]
Oh, my, my, my, what you do to me?
Like lightning when I'm swimming in the sea
From the very first time we loved
From the very first time we touched
Walking on wires and power lines
You put your body on top of mine
Every time that you lift me up
To the heaven and stars above

[Pre-Chorus: Tarrus Riley]
Oh, lord, have mercy, I'm begging you, please
I'm feeling drained, I need love
You charge me up like electricity
Jump-start my heart with your love

[Chorus: Tarrus Riley & Ellie Goulding]
There's an energy when you hold me
When you touch me, it's so powerful
I can feel it when you hold me
When you touch me, it's so powerful
There's an energy when you hold me
When you touch me, it's so powerful
I can feel it when you hold me
When you touch me, it's so powerful

[Verse 2: Ellie Goulding]
I couldn't leave even if I wanted to
'Cause something keeps pulling me back to you
From the very first time we loved
From the very first time we touched
The stroke of your fingers, the scent of you lingers
My mind running wild, the thoughts of your smile
Oh, you gotta give me some
And you could give it all, but it's never enough, no

[Chorus: Tarrus Riley & Ellie Goulding]
There's an energy when you hold me
When you touch me, it's so powerful
I can feel it when you hold me
When you touch me, it's so powerful
I can feel it when you hold me
When you touch me, it's so powerful
There's an energy when you hold me
When you touch me, it's so powerful
I can feel it when you hold me
When you touch me, it's so powerful
I can feel it when you hold me
When you touch me, it's so powerful

[Outro: Ellie Goulding]
Hold me in your arms
Burns like a fire, electricity
When you're close I feel the sparks
Takes me higher to infinity


Music video

The music video was released on July 23, 2015. It features both Goulding and Riley performing their parts using telekinetic powers and ruining a small diner. The clip's theme is labeled as "supernatural" and was directed by James Slater.

Information

Premiere date: July 23, 2015 (Youtube & VEVO)
Director(s): James Slater
Stylist(s): Mikey Hollywood
Choreographer: N/A
Photographer(s):

Jack Wilkinson


Lyric video

The official lyric premiered on Major Lazer's official Youtube account on the 28th of May, 2015. The animations were done by John Hwang.












05/28/15


Lyric Video

Trivia

  • It features a slight dialogue between British Pop singer, Ellie Goulding, and Jamaican reggae singer, Tarrus Riley. The conversation suggests that these two people are in a deep relationship and each has a profoundly romantic and intimate effect on the other.