Following Jack Ü’s live performance of “Where Are Ü Now” at the Grammy Awards alongside Incubus’ Mike Einzinger, a collaboration between the rockers and Skrillex seemed like it would just make sense. Recently, news officially broke that the OWSLA boss was in the studio with legendary alt-rock outfit, assisting with their eighth studio LP.
These developments have all shaped up rather quickly. Skrillex festival bookings have been few and far between on the spring 2017 circuit, he had just recently reunited with his former group From First To Last, and with plenty of hip-hop, pop, and house-leaning accents in his catalog, Sonny seemed to be taking another diversifying pivot, this time back towards his roots with some good old fashioned hard rock. Since reports of Skrillex’s studio stint with Incubus broke, the band has put out the first single from their impending record, aptly titled 8.
Now, with new photos of Skrillex and Einziger stationed in front of a mixing console with the producer fixated on his laptop, it seems the group’s new collaboration may be in the final stages of production. The band also confirmed to Zane Lowe on Beats 1 that their album is slated for an April 21 release date. There’s two months left until Incubus’ first offering since 2011’s If Not Now, When? officially lands, but hopefullly, the Skrillex and Incubus joint effort will be heard before then.