May 24, 2023


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Lily Rose and Diplo Perform on NBC’s The Voice | Photo Courtesy of NBC’s The Voice | Download HERE

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Groundbreaking country artist Lily Rose and Diplo took NBC’s The Voice stage by storm during last night’s season finaleThe dynamic duo brought “Sad in the Summer” to life with a mesmerizing performance on a swamp-inspired stage, accompanied by Diplo as his country persona Thomas Wesley on guitar and a six-piece band. The power pairing celebrated Blake Shelton’s final episode after 23 seasons as a coach before Gina Miles was announced the Season 23 winner.

“Sad in the Summer” has proven to be a standout track on Diplo’s highly anticipated country project Diplo presents: Thomas Wesley Chapter 2 – Swamp Savant. “Sad in the Summer” finds Rose holding on to the fleeting joy of both the summer season and a seasonal relationship, desperate for a love to last as the year cools down. Written by Rose with labelmate Griffen Palmer, Geoff Warburton, Ben Johnson, Diplo, King Henry, and Picard Brothers, critical acclaim for the infectious track continues to pour in, with Yardbarker hailing it as having “song of the summer” potential, while TheMusic described it as “truly addictive.”

Prior to their incredible on-stage chemistry last night, the irresistible pairing has already captivated audiences with their live performance of “Sad in the Summer,” most recently, thrilling fans at Diplo’s festival closer at Stagecoach 2023. Watch the official music video filmed at Stagecoach here.

As Rose’s career continues to gain momentum, she will return to CMA Fest on June 8 for a performance at the Chevy Riverfront stage before kicking off Sam Hunt‘s Summer On The Outskirts Tour on July 6 in Hartford, Conn.. Rose will then wrap her year on Shania Twain‘s Queen of Me Tour. For dates and more information, visit and keep up with her on InstagramTikTok and YouTube.

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​​Words like “groundbreaking” and “trailblazing” are often overused. But for Big Loud Records / Back Blocks Music and Republic Records country star Lily Rose, they may actually be an understatement. The modern expression of country’s most treasured ideal – pure, unflinching honesty – her debut hit “Villain” has revealed Rose as a talent both 100-percent unique and utterly relatable, with a fresh perspective and forward-looking sound. A Georgia native whose inspirations range from Bruce Springsteen to Keith Urban and Katy Perry, Rose broke out in 2020 with the viral smash, “Villain.” Both vulnerable and defiant with a boundary pushing country-meets-R&B sound, the track hit No. 1 on the iTunes all-genre chart and SiriusXM’s The Highway Hot 30 Weekend Countdown, leading to her new, ten-song project, Stronger Than I Am. In 2022, Rose was nominated for ACM New Female Artist of the Year and recognized for Outstanding Breakthrough Artist at the 2022 GLAAD Media Awards. Rose kicked off 2023 with a headlining tour that featured sold-out shows across the country and gears up to join Sam Hunt for his Summer On The Outskirts Tour before appearing on Shania Twain’s Queen of Me Tour in the fallWith her focus firmly on integrity, Rose’s bold mix of personal lyricism and distinctive language meets the hooky sonics of a post-genre fanbase, as pure-country confessions merge with hip-hop beats and R&B flow – plus representation where there was none before. All told, it gives new credence to her “groundbreaking” label.

Media Contacts

For Lily Rose

Olivia Hanceri + Lexi Howder | OH Creative
Jess Anderson + Mackenzie Pepper | Big Loud Records
Beau Benton | Republic Records

For Diplo

Reid Kutrow or Ethan Jacobs | Sacks & Co

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Diplo and Lily Rose | Photo Credit: Aidan Cullen, John Shearer | Download Here

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Lily Rose | Image by John Shearer | Download Here

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Diplo | Image by Aidan Cullen | Download Here

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