Jack Ü Album Will Be Released 'This Month,' According to Diplo
The Grammys may be over, but the fallout from interviews, comments and events that transpired is still reverberating throughout the industry. CBS caught up with producer/DJ Diplo, who was on hand with Madonna to see her perform the song they did together, "Living for Love," from her upcoming album Rebel Heart and asked him a few questions. Among other things, he was asked about his upcoming projects, and he gave a more concrete timeline to the long-awaited Jack Ü album with Skrillex that fans have been eagerly waiting for, saying it will be released "this month."
He also revealed that his Major Lazer album, the first of two that will be released this year, will come out in April. In a previous interview he had stated that the first Major Lazer album was to come in February, but it appears to have been pushed back due to Jack Ü. The album will feature the likes of Travi$ Scott, Gwen Stefani, Pusha T, Ariana Grande and Ellie Goulding.
He was pushed about any other new collaborations, and as Diplo is the consummate sharer when the mic is in front of him, he told the reporter he was just in the studio with The Band Perry during the week.
Jack Ü, the collaborative project between Diplo and his friend and creative partner Skrillex, have released just one single thus far, their song "Take Ü There" featuring the vocals of Canadian songstress Kiesza. They have previewed close to a dozen other unfinished or rough demos of tracks in mixes and live sets, but nothing else has been released as of yet.
In an interview with Billboard during the Sundance Film Festival, Skrillex hinted at a new EP or mini-album coming soon, but this update from Diplo on the Grammys red carpet puts a more definitive timeline on things. Watch the interview below.