‘I never said I was making an album,’ Skrillex expounds on plans for new music
With the end of 2018 came the end of a much-deserved year off for Skrillex. While the “Buckets” producer maintained an active studio presence and a relatively busy itinerary, 2018 came and went without the release of a major project. The anticipation that has drummed up since Skrillex’s last solo release has reached an all-time high, and while the public is aware something new is coming, hopes of a full-length album may have just been dashed by the man himself.
It’s no secret Skrillex has a trove of new music under the hood. Social media is ablaze with clips of new tracks and fellow top-tier producers hyping yet-to-be-heard instant classics underway. Though in a recent interview with Billboard on the production behind Skrillex’s new Kingdom Hearts III theme, the OWSLA-helmer was ambiguous in his wording about a new project underway. Says Skrillex,
“You know, people have been asking me about when I have a new album coming out, and it’s a little strange, because I never said I was making an album.”
Having reached his thirties and an obviously new chapter in his career, Skrillex reflects on his time off, and the need to “be human for a little bit.” He does assure fans,
“I’ll release some new music soon, but I’m just trying to do it organically. At the same time, I still love to make music, and I’m obviously working.”
While a proper follow up studio album to Recess may not actually be what Skrillex has in store for fans, he’s definitely got new material up his sleeve, and it be seeing the light of day very soon.