Zedd Confirms Plan for New Album in 2023
Karan Singh — 1 week ago
Zedd responds to a fan’s tweet to clarify that his third full-length album will be dropping this year.
Artists announcing new plans by responding to tweets never gets old — it’s far more interesting than a formal press statement, plus it adds a personal touch to the news. Last year, when a fan uploaded a post suggesting that Kendrick Lamar had retired, the rapper retweeted it to confirm his highly anticipated comeback and revealed that his new album was ready. In a similar spirit, Russian-German DJ Zedd has made it known that he will be dropping new material in 2023.
On January 2, a Twitter user named Danielle Berkowitz tagged Zedd asking if this would be the year he would release a full-length record. The 33-year-old producer and songwriter subsequently replied by saying that he was indeed working on one and that he has been highly motivated of late.
As per the above post, Zedd has cleared his schedule to work on a studio package. His last album, “True Colors,” was released in 2015 and is his second complete tracklist as a solo artist. Considering his widely successful career has spanned over two decades but only produced two full bodies of work, the release of a third is massive news.
As of now, Zedd only has four live commitments for the year: two nights at the Zouk Nightclub in Las Vegas (January 7 & February 10), a slot at Ultra Music Festival in Miami (March 24–26) and a headlining set at Breakaway Music Festival in Charlotte (May 6). It is unclear if he’ll have new music ready for any of these performances, but his tweet does imply that he will play more shows once the album is finished and released.
Though Zedd hasn’t dropped a solo record in almost eight years, he hasn’t been inactive either. As one of EDM’s most prized heavyweights, he is constantly collaborating with a range of creatives. Just last year itself, he released singles with Shinichi, Disclosure, Martin Garrix, and, most recently, Maren Morris & Beauz.
Zedd is also regularly making appearances on stages across the world and 2022 was quite the year for him in the live space. When members of Martin Garrix’s team were unable to obtain their visas in time for his set at Ultra Japan this past September, Zedd (who was also on the roster) pulled through and helped with the lights for his friend and collaborator’s set. But the following month is when he truly peaked as a performer. To celebrate the ten-year anniversary of his seminal debut album, “Clarity,” Zedd performed the entire tracklist with a 50-piece orchestra in Los Angeles. Watch the full concert documentary here.
With new music around the corner, it’s safe to say from Zedd’s track record that something huge is on its way.