Diplo announces his first-ever ambient album, ‘MMXX’
Diplo is absolutely everywhere in 2020. From the DNC to Fortnite, from his house imprint Higher Ground to his country alias Thomas Wesley, Diplo has his fingerprints in what seems like every pie music has to offer this year. Just when it seemed he’s broken into every corner of the culture, he’s found a brand new avenue to explore—ambient music.
In a lengthy Instagram post, Diplo announced his first-ever ambient album, MMXX, Roman numerals for 2020. In the post, he writes that MMXX is the only music he made this year, and he further describes the inspiration behind his new album:
“…It’s about being here this year. For me it’s all I had inside me. I didn’t want to have zoom sessions, I didn’t want to write pop songs. I was just stuck in my house with keyboards and a guitar I barely ever used. I would walk outside Los Angeles and see empty streets and see nervous people and this is what I heard .. but to me this year isn’t dark it’s not about the negative .. it’s about hope. We are all going to remember we did it together and remember what we take from it .. we can look back in a few years and say it was tough but I’m tougher…”
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