Diplo debuted songs as Diplo Presents Thomas Wesley, his alt-country project, in 2019, with “So Long,” featuring Cam. Since then, he’s published a whole album, worked with Morgan Wallen, Zac Brown, Julia Michaels, Ben Burgess, and others, and performed at the Stagecoach Festival.
Diplo returned with a new song, “Wasted,” featuring Kodak Black and Koe Wetzel, and an accompanying video made by long-time partner Austin Peters, who created the documentary Give Me Future about Major Lazer’s spectacular 2016 concert in Havana, Cuba, which drew 400,000 people. Diplo’s first new country music since his first album, Diplo Presents Thomas Wesley Chapter 1: Snake Oil, was released in 2020. Diplo will also bring Thomas Wesley to Stagecoach for the third time, returning for his annual “Late Night in Palomino” festival closure and curating his own stage, Diplo’s HonkyTonk, throughout the weekend.
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