Diplo Reveals Paul Cauthen, Parker McCollum, Morgan Wade, Sierra Ferrell & More Will Be Featured On ‘Swamp Savant’ Project

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I don’t know how truly “country” this project will be, but I do know some absolutely fantastic country artists will be featured.

Diplo’s forthcoming Diplo Presents Thomas Wesley: Chapter 2 – Swamp Savant “country” project is slated to drop this Friday, and he’s really bringing in some top tier talent to be featured on the tracklist.

He put out two singles in the lead-up to the release, “Wasted” which featured Koe Wetzel and Kodak Black, and a couple weeks ago, “Use Me (Brutal Hearts),” which featured the return of Sturgill Simpson as Johnny Blue Skies, along with Dove Cameron.

And now, we know that Paul Cauthen, Parker McCollum, Lily Rose, Morgan Wade and Sierra Ferrell will also be featured on their own tracks.

Diplo shared a video teaser on Instagram giving a little bit more background on the project and what it means to him, noting the inspiration has a lot to do with his childhood in South Florida:

“I was born in Mississippi.. and I was an 80s baby raised in South Florida my whole childhood. it’s a place where tackling was fair game everywhere but concrete, where we learned in our text books to run away from alligators in a zigzag fashion.

we crossed over water pipes in our backyard canals to save time getting to school. we stole beer from our neighbors by sneaking into their screen porches when they weren’t home. we learned to catch mullet and use live shrimp for bait when we went to alligator alley to fish off the highway bridge with my dad.

we used to feed manatees from our freshwater hose behind my grandmas house. I never knew I was from a fantasy world til I came back to see my dad and make these short pieces to release the album. the album is for all the kids I grew up with that watched rap city & the country countdown on tv after middle school.

and taped our favorite songs off the radio and listened to them in a make shift tree house in the woods. I guess it’s a trip down to the everglades to show you where i’m from. Swamp Savant, April 28.”

He also tagged all the featured artists in the post:

Diplo Presents Thomas Wesley: Chapter 2 – Swamp Savant project is the second installment and follow-up to his 2020 album Diplo Presents Thomas Wesley Chapter 1: Snake Oil, which featured the likes of Morgan Wallen, Ben Burgess, Thomas Rhett, Orville Peck, Zac Brown, and a number of others.

“Use Me (Brutal Hearts)”


A beer bottle on a dock



A beer bottle on a dock