Diplo ventured out into country music not long ago and now in true Diplo style, he’s gone all out and today dropped a full Country album titled Diplo Presents Thomas Wesley Chapter 1: Snake Oil.
While it was just two months ago that he announced a full-fledged Country album was in the works and on its way, the album was released today, May 29, on Columbia Records.
The journey that started with “Heartless” with Morgan Wallen has come a long way and now the single itself is double-platinum certified! The album also features “Do Si Do” with Blanco Brown and “Lonely” with The Jonas Brothers among others. This album also includes Diplo’s remix of the highly controversial “Old Town Road” by Lil Nas X and Billy Ray Cyrus. Other collaborators on the album include Zac Brown & Danielle Bradbery, Young Thug, Noah Cyrus, and more.
As we all know and have now come to expect from Diplo, nothing he does is ordinary. To celebrate the launch of the album Last night, Diplo had a special edition of his live stream variety show “The Thomas Wesley Show,” featuring guest appearances from Thomas Rhett, Zac Brown, Julia Michaels, Orville Peck, Cam, and Jonas Brothers. The evening saw him partner with Tequila Don Julio, for a celebratory toast of Tequila Don Julio 1942 during the set, Wrangler, which streamed the event on their network and created a custom jacket for Diplo to rock during the stream. Chipotle hosted the afterparty on Twitch and dropped a total of 5,000 free burrito codes for viewers throughout the set.
There is no doubt that Diplo has been one of the busiest acts in dance music through Quarantine. Being one of the first to start his weekly live streamsDiplo has since been outdoing himself to stay connected with his fans virtually and working on immense projects during this time, this album being one. With Diplo, the question in our heads is always, what is he going to come up with next? So let’s wait and watch, knowing him and the rate at which he churns out hits and bangers, it won’t be long.
Listen to Diplo Presents Thomas Wesley Chapter 1: Snake Oil below.