Diplo is set to release his new ambient album this week, and he is getting help from the health and meditation app Calm. Fans can preview the first five tracks from the album on the app right now.
MMXX is the title of the new album, and it is different from all of Diplo’s previous work. From his country alias to his headlining DJ acts, Diplo is coming for us at all angles. When listening to the five tracks on Calm, you will recognize that all of the tracks are meant to help you relax, calm down, and gather back your mental awareness. The album features Good Times Ahead, Lunice, Mikky Ekko, and Rhye.
Diplo is taking an even bigger step towards the mental health initiative. All the proceeds from the album will be going towards the Beam Collective and The Loveland Foundation. in the name of mental health awareness. You can read Diplo’s full statement regarding mental awareness and the album below from Instagram.
Diplo is not the only artist to release music through Calm — dance music artist Kygo has also utilized the app to release music. With an app like Calm, artists are able to reach a wide range of audiences that could be new to their music.
Mental health awareness has been a topic that has been pushed to the surface for the past couple of years and emphasized heavily during the pandemic this year. Dance music artists and music festivals have been vocal about the issue and how important of a topic it is to be recognized. With the passing of Avicii in 2018, the dance community has never been the same. The bond between artists and fans seemed to have been pushed closer.
With the current environment, we are predicting that more artists will follow the footstep of Diplo and release music in the effort of bringing mental awareness to the surface. We will be following the issue closely and keeping you up to date.
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