Diplo planning "Psychedelic Southern Gospel" solo album, shares first track

The Mad Decent über-producer readies his first album of solo, original material since 2004’s Florida.

Diplo has gone from M.I.A.’s boyfriend/collaborator, to half of electro-dancehall project Major Lazer, to hit-maker for Beyonce (‘Girls’) and Usher (‘Climax’). So we’ll forgive him for the delay between solo efforts (2009’s tellingly-titled Decent Work for Decent Pay was a collection of remixes).

The first track off the album, ‘About That Life’, will be released by Mad Decent sublabel Jeffree’s tomorrow. The Eastern-tinged jam features vocals from Jahan Lennon (ex-Popo), and is streaming via Pitchfork.

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