At a stop at Chilifest in Somerville, Texas over the weekend, Koe Wetzeltook the stage as a headliner on Saturday and treated the crowd to a little bit of John Denver’s iconic hit “Take Me Home, Country Roads”.
Knowing that Koe’s gearing up to drop an album soon with plans to get to work on his full-blown country album soon after makes me think there’s a lot more where this is coming from:
We still don’t have an official release date for said record, but we do know that he’s been working hard on getting it finished, and knowing Koe, he liable much drop it without any notice.
We also know that he plans to stick with his signature, more rock leaning soundthat we all know and love for this one before he gets to work on that full-blown country album he plans to start soon, as well. Yes, there’s a big chance we could get two new records from him in the next year or so.
And a few day ago, Diplo, a well-known DJ and producer, posted a photo he took straight from Texas of Koe in the studio on his Instagram stories with just a simple “fire” emoji:
Diplo, who’s real name is Thomas Wesley, released his first “country” collaboration in 2019 with “Heartless”, which featured Morgan Wallen. He also released an album in 2020, Diplo Presents Thomas Wesley, Chapter 1: Snake Oil, which featured other country artists like Thomas Rhett, Orville Peck and Zac Brown.
And since Koe’s been recording at the famous Sonic Ranch in El Paso, it got me wondering what exactly Diplo’s photo means.
Could he be producing a song? Will he be featured on one of the tunes on the tracklist? Was he just there hangin’ out? Just fucking around? Who knows…
It’s hard to say exactly at this point, but Koe retweeted my tweet about the potential collab, which makes it seem likely that you’ll see Diplo’s name somewhere in the credits of this record:
Of course, a lot of people loved the idea and quite a few people hated it (what’s new). And while they’re kind of an unlikely pair, no matter what this collab ends up being, I’m excited to hear they’ve come up with…
Because as soon as we get to hear this record, that full-on country record is up next.
Check out Koe’s most recent single, “Drunk Driving,” and get excited about all the new music coming soon: