That’s it—Diplo’s gone country with new Thomas Wesley project, shares debut single ‘So Long’ featuring Cam
It was only a matter of time. Random White Dude truly do be everywhere.
Diplo has announced a new country music project, and he’s shared the debut single under his given name Thomas Wesley moniker. “So Long” features country pop singer/songwriter Cam, showcasing a never-before-seen side of Diplo’s proven production versatility. Incredibly well-timed with country music’s sudden impact on the cultural zeitgeist, Diplo’s foray into the genre, somehow unsurprisingly, for lack of a better phrase—works.
Thomas Wesley’s brand of country is clearly steeped in major contemporary electronic and pop tropes, worlds away from George Strait’s country music, but we’re seeing that that’s not necessarily a bad thing, as Lil Nas X’s country deviation sits atop the national charts. It’s new, it’s catchy, it likely won’t catch fire with true country music die hards, but it’s a decent bridging of the gap. Venerated country force Cam, is a complementary fit for Diplo’s snappy pop-inspired grove, and if this new collaboration is any indication of where Diplo is headed as Thomas Wesley, we might have some prolonged country crossover in the foreseeable future. Listen to “So Long” below.