Everyone’s been wondering when Skrillex is putting out his next album. Turns out, it was another case of the Mandela effect at work. Speaking to Billboard about the release of the music video for his new song with Hikaru Utada for Kingdom Hearts 3, Skrillex clarified that the rumors about an album were just that… rumors.
It definitely doesn’t help that one of the biggest proponents of the rumor was past Jack Ü member Diplo himself. He stated in a 2018 interview, point blank: “Skrillex is working on a new album.” Guess not.
Fans are obviously eager for Skrillex news. What are you currently working on?
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. [Laughs] Over the last couple of years, I’ve been trying to step away a little bit. I wanted to take some time to prepare for my future and life as an adult, to figure out how I want to approach my career. I just wanna be human for a little bit. 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. I’m actually doing a residency in Las Vegas this spring and starting to do more shows, but I’m going with the flow and trying be in one place for a while. That’s my goal for the moment.
So tl;dr — we’re getting some new Skrillex soon, but it’s not going to be an album, and who even knows when that might be. I guess that puts a wrench in our 2019 albums to look forward to piece, but at this point, we’re happy with any little Skrillex morsel we get.