Diplo releases his new track “Look Back” featuring the singer and songwriter DRAM. The song is the first to be revealed from the upcoming California EP, which will be the first solo work Diplo has produced since his Revolution EP.
“Look Back” takes DRAM’s energetic hip-hop talent and slows it down a notch. The down-tempo track streams with his soulful lyrics over a set of instrumental beats. With the combination of slow and steady drumbeats and soft strings, a kick of blues emerges.
The plot of the song takes a twist to a past heartbreak, but a deciding factor to never look back and have all eyes on the future. Through his soulful vocals, DRAM sings about having strength and determination never to look back even if the path traveled on is unknown.
The announcement of the new EP was released last week when Diplo, MØ, and Goldlink performed “Get It Right“ on the Jimmy Fallon show. In addition to the newest single, “Get It Right” will also be featured on the new EP. The three artists took the stage with a choreographed performance. Watch the full performance here.
Thomas Pentz, known as Diplo and a founding member of Major Lazer, kicked off his music career after college. He attended multiple Florida colleges while studying film studies. However, he finished his undergraduate degree at Temple University. After a move to Japan and a label signing, he moved back to Philadelphia to work some different jobs while working on music.
Fast forward a few years, Diplo has established the label known as Mad Decent Records. He has won several awards including a New York Times Top Album in 2003 as well as ‘DJ of the Year’ by Spin Magazine. The DJ has also worked with popular artists like Beyoncé, Justin Bieber, Madonna and more.
While working on music, he has been able to tour the world with stops in Pakistan, Brazil, Nepal, Bangladesh, Kenya, Nigeria, Uganda, Croatia, China, Mexico, Italy, Korea, Spain, Sweden, Denmark, Switzerland, Austria, Germany, Hungary and more. Watch the official music video, directed by Brandon Dermer, below.
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