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Locals Far East Movement officially on Team Bieber

February 23, 2012 |  5:38 pm

Far East Movement
When Far East Movement dominated the pop charts with "Like a G6" in 2010, the L.A. hip-hop-influenced electronic group did so with the help of little-known acts the Cataracts and Dev. For the act's spring follow-up, "Dirty Bass," it's banking on a little more star power out of the gate.

The new album's first single comes blessed by no less than teen heartthrob Justin Bieber. The track "Live My Life" hit the Web today, and it features production from Lady Gaga's go-to-studio ace RedOne. With ultra-clean retro-synths, a hands-in-the-air chorus and a stockpile of sing-along "woo-ohs," the soon-to-be-hit carries all the feel-good sheen of the most expensive of soda-pop commercials.

Rolling Stone premiered the track today and featured a brief interview with the group. The act's rapper-singer Kev Nish told the pub that "Far East Movement has always focused on unexpected collaborations." The workout-ready lyrics are all-about maintaining flexibility, and there's even a shout-out to Pilates. The opposite sex is also lovingly described as "Cirque du Soleil." Personally, I'm more of a Ringling Bros. man myself, but listen to the cut over at Rolling Stone


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Photo: Far East Movement in 2010. Credit: Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times