'Do Si Do': Diplo drops fun music video for cheeky honky-tonk featuring Blanco Brown
Los Angeles-based DJ Diplo has dropped a cheeky new music video for 'Do Si Do' on June 29. The new song features vocalist Blanco Brown and appears on Diplo's country LP reissue, titled 'Diplo Presents Thomas Wesley Chapter 1: Snake Oil' which arrived in May. In the video, we see the producer busting some playful line-dancing moves alongside a guest dancer in white cowboy hat and jeans over slick harmonica grooves and Brown's gruff vocals.
The catchy contemporary honky-tonk is aptly described by Diplo in his caption on YouTube for the new video. “If you got a barn, be careful cause this might just burn it down,” he wrote. Earlier this month (June 5), Diplo spoke with Rolling Stone about the album's concept, how it's not intended to be a "joke album," as well as his experimental ideas with country sounds.
“I don’t want to make ‘Cotton Eyed Joe,’ which… I loved it. I’m not trying to make meme country, you know?” Diplo explained. “The songs are great. If you take everything off, the production of it, they’re just great songs you could sing with an acoustic guitar. That’s what I’ve always done with my songwriting, even if it’s with Major Lazer. They’re just dancehall," he continued.
"This one’s gonna be more like a fusion of country, what it means to be country, and also be self-aware and be American and listen to all kinds of music because I grew up listening to country music and hip-hop equally, and dance music, because I was into that too," he said before adding, "There’s a way to bridge it together if you think about it really well."
'Diplo Presents Thomas Wesley Chapter 1: Snake Oil' also features a remix of Lil Nas X’s 'Old Town Road' (with Billy Ray Cyrus). The LP gets numerous collaborations with guest artists such as Jonas Brothers, Orville Peck, Thomas Rhett, Young Thug, Cam, Morgan Wallen, Noah Cyrus and Zac Brown. The single 'Heartless' features American country singer Morgan Wallen and 'Lonely' is a collaboration with the Jonas Brothers.
Diplo also has confirmed "a hundred percent" that fans can look forward to a 'Chapter 2' followup LP when asked about it by Rolling Stone. "I’ve already started writing some ideas," he said. "This album is a kind of a collection of pop stuff I wrote that I made more country. But as I got more into it, I was starting to listen to more Leon Bridges and working with him, and I really love 'July' by Noah Cyrus and some of these folky records," Diplo continued before concluding, "I think there’s something really big to be done with those kind of records, so I’ve been writing a couple ideas. I’m gonna try to get it out before the year’s over."