Skrillex announces sophomore album due this summer; swaps bass for ambient melodies
Ditching his penchant for the larger-than-life live shows and the growling, penetrating dubstep that has defined Skrillex‘s career, the 6-time Grammy winner is moving in a different direction with his sophomore album. Moving past Recess, Skrillex is pursuing a more matured sound on his forthcoming summer record, Tea Time. Rounding together a colorful list of supporters, expect new music with Toro Y Moi, Beck, Bjork, and Moby on the upcoming release.
Without wobbles or drops, Sonny’s sophomore effort was described by the producer as “more along the lines of experimental, ambient compositions.” Expect Sonny’s new music to shift the paradigm as he tries his hand at a subdued production style. The new direction has left some fans scratching their heads, but the majority of the OWSLA
-naut’s supporters are celebrating the move to more mellow soundscapes. Sonny describes his new collection as, “a little more sophisticated and introspective,” citing Sinead O’Connor and Imogen Heap as co-producers on the new record. When asked if there would be any crossover with his collaborative side-project with Diplo
, Jack Ü
, Skrillex shrugged the question off with a simple chuckle, “Nah…”
Also ditching his Alien Ride mobile application, used to tease his first record, Skrillex will be exclusively releasing the new album this summer to Starbucks App users before it hits the coffee chain’s shelves nationwide this June. Stay tuned.