About a month ago, Diplo told Variety that he was trying to dip his toe in the country world, following the announcement that he’d be headlining Stagecoach’s first official after-hours party. Well, that day is here, as Diplo debuts a new project he calls Thomas Wesley (his real name, minus “Pentz”) with the first single, “So Long” featuring Cam.
In that same interview, Diplo mentions Cam as someone with whom he wanted to do a song, along with Zac Brown, Sam Hunt, and Thomas Rhett.
“So Long” is a downtempo and chill tune that more so uses country elements than is a country song itself. A bit of violin here, a bit of country twang there (courtesy of Cam), and you’ve got yourself a hit. Add in the four on the floor beat, and you have a crossover that can hit the radio and get played out at festivals.
Check out the lyric video for “So Long” by Thomas Wesley below.
It looks like there’s a music video coming, as well, complete with Diplo really struggling to be a cowboy. It’s hilariously on brand, both emphasizing his new sound as well as acknowledging his own history as a city boy. The look of defeat and frustration on his face truly seems genuine.
— Thomas Wesley (@diplo) April 24, 2019