The rollout of this album has revealed a veritable tidal wave of musical royalty, with Dua Lipa, Young Thug, Halsey, Justin Timberlake, Pharrell, 21 Savage, Tinashe, Normani and Offset all gracing the album’s four previously released singles, which together indicated that this album, like its predecessor, fuses Harris’ electronic productions with hip-hop and R&B influences and an utterly smooth, stoned sensibility. Listen to Funk Wav. Bounce Vol. 2 below.
The rest of the album features a similar lineup sans scrubs: Stefflon Don, Chlöe and Coi Leray team up on “Woman Of The Year”, Charlie Puth and Shenseea appear on “Obsessed”, Busta Rhymes drops in for “Ready Or Not” . ,” Jorja Smith and Lil Durk Collaborate on “Somebody Else,” 6lack and Donae’o Team Up on “Nothing More to Say,” Snoop Dogg and Latto Collaborate First Ever on “Live My Best Life,” Swae Lee Appears on “Lean On Me,” and Pharrell returns for the Pusha T collaboration “Day One.” Additionally, Halsey, Timberlake and Pharrell reappear for the reprise of their single “Stay With Me.”
Out via Sony, Funk Wav Bounces Vol. 2 is Harris’ sixth studio album, with his discography stretching back to his 2007 classic I Created Disco and also including the era-defining Ready for the weekend, 18 months and Movement. Funk Wav Bounces Vol. 1 debuted at No. 2 on it Billboard 200 and spent 42 weeks on the chart.