Diplo Releases New Song “Wasted” featuring Kodak Black & Koe Wetzel
American DJ Thomas Wesley, aka Diplo teamed up with American rapper Kodak Black and American singer-songwriter Koe Wetzel to release a new song “Wasted” along with a music video on January 13, 2023.
The track was written by Kodak Black, Nitti Gritti, Koe Wetzel and Thomas Wesley. Produced by Diplo.
The song will appear on his upcoming fourth studio album, which is a sequel to the 2020 album “Diplo Presents Thomas Wesley, Chapter 1: Snake Oil”.
Diplo shared on social media, “I put out a country album almost 3 years ago and it became one of my most streamed projects ever. I got to close stagecoach, I made a song with Thomas Rhett Akins and Young Thug (on the same song) a 5x platinum song w Morgan Wallen and learned to rope battle. I been wanted to get started again but I needed to tap into something that felt raw and crazy. It started in miami where I wrote a bunch of songs with Kodak Black and he was on his rock star vibe. he sang this song while he batted a beat on his chest I just tracked it like that on iphone. took it home and built wasted beat.. then I linked with one of my favorite texas rockstars in the world Koe Wetzel down in denton, texas and we worked this song into a masterpiece. we went down to everglades and shot this video… it’s Texas meets Florida and the first song of the next chapter of Thomas Wesley.”
- Koe Wetzel said on the Whiskey Riff Raff podcast, “Diplo hit me up, a song he was… he was just wanting to work together. And then he kinda hit me up, and he had a couple different artists he was sending me and sent me this Kodak track. And I just kinda told him, you know, none of this is really going kinda the way that I’m wanting to throw the music out there.”
He cotinued, “And I was just gonna tell him, like legit, me and Dre are on the plane coming back, and I’m listening through everything, and he was kinda waiting on an answer. And I was like, ‘Man, I think I’m just gonna you know, do my own thing. And we’ll work together, let’s cook something up one day.’ That night he sent me a track from Kodak, and was like, ‘What do you think about this? This is more your style.’”
He added, “He threw some drums in it, a little guitar and bass drum. I was like, ‘Oh hell yeah.’ So we gave it to Kimball, we kinda worked it up, and then we went to New York and do some stuff with it. It’s a rock and roll song, honestly man. I’m excited about it. Everybody we’ve showed it to has been really excited about. Ready to get it out there.”
- source : Apple Music