If you've been paying attention to veteran producer Diplo, then you know that's been gearing up to release his new self-titled album for a while. All that build up pays off today as Diplo arrives in stores. The set features collaborations with quite a few notable friends and SoulBounce faves. That includes Bounce-Worthy alum Leon Bridges, who connects with Diplo and Amtrac for the song "High Rise."
"High Rise" offers a different sound than we've become accustomed to from the man known for electronic acts like Major Lazer and Silk City. It's all soft, smooth synth that brushes against quick-and-steady percussion, giving the song a danceable groove while still keeping things mid-tempo.
Leon joins in to offer flirtatious lyrics as he makes his move on the object of his affections. "Girl, I'm a straight shot, no chaser / Girl, I'm forbidden fruit, I'II taint ya / No need for words, only body language," he sings. "Can have a conversation later / Baby, I can reach for it, stay longer / Need more, wanna explore ya." The track continues the mellow vibes as Leon's quiet delivery draws the listener into his seduction.
The combination of smooth production and Leon's vocals make this a "High Rise" we'd love to move into. Listen to the track right here and make sure to pick up Diplo — which features SoulBounce faves like Miguel, Aluna George, Jungle and others — from your favorite digital retailer.