As December approaches and IDK wraps up one of his most eventful and celebrated years of his career, he is still as hungry as ever. Two weeks removed from finishing the international leg of his 2022 tour, although he has added three Australia and New Zealand dates for January 2023, the Maryland native teased the sequel to his groundbreaking May album Simple.
Taking to Twitter on Saturday evening (Nov. 26), IDK quoted his Simple announcement tweet from earlier this year to confirm that Simple Pt. 2 is “coming,” which will see him reunite with renowned dance producer KAYTRANADA.
Although we do not yet have a release date, cover art or track list for this sequel, IDK has made it clear multiple times how much chemistry he and KAYTRANADA have developed. Along with doing a joint DJ set with him earlier this week at a party in LA, IDK told us in our recent exclusive interview that his affinity for KAYTRANADA and dance music in general was spawned by a “want for change in music.”
“It was just doing a couple songs (at first), but then it became, ‘Wait, let’s see what a project would sound like.’ His team and him came up with the idea (for Simple),” he said. “I think it’s something in the air. It’s a feeling, it’s a vibe, it’s a want for change in music.”IDK to OGM
Ahead of this announcement, IDK had hinted at Simple Pt. 2 in late October when he posted photos of the vinyls being made for his recent albums like Is He Real? and USEE4YOURSELF, as well as the soon-to-be-released project. Additionally, he released his latest single “Monsieur Dior” on Oct. 28, produced by CashMoneyAP, as it continues his quest to “not having boundaries,” which he told us in our conversation is what he strives for when making music.
Whether it be on the road or in the studio with icons, IDK has proven all year long how seriously he takes his craft. With Simple Pt. 2 on the way, it would be fair to expect more genre-bending, eye-opening offerings from the DMV product and his groovy instrumentalist.