Ahead of his upcoming Thomas Wesley: Chapter 2 – Swamp Savant, Diplo on Friday shared a new song called "Use Me (Brutal Hearts)."
It's a collaboration with Dove Cameron and Sturgill Simpson, as Diplo teases the second installment of his Thomas Wesley country pseudonym. Of course, while Diplo only confirmed the song's release earlier this week, the album itself is out on April 28, which isn't much of a coincidence as it just so happens to be the same day as the start of Stagecoach, the country sibling fest to Coachella, where Diplo is on the lineup alongside the likes of Luke Bryan, Kane Brown, Chris Stapleton and more.
“To prepare for this new Thomas Wesley project, I went back to my fathers house in Florida and I spent six months learnin guitar, gettin in touch with nature, working his boat when the shrimp were running on full moons at the trailer park," says Diplo. "Then I went to Nashville and had to take out every manager and A&R out to dinner until my credit card was maxed," he quipped.
He adds: "I rode a lot of motorcycles and horses, basically reflected on my whole life and career and connection with this music... there was a lot... it all started in the swamps I was raised in...This is the greatest single piece of work I’ve ever done, I can promise you that."
Check out the video for "Use Me" now.