It’s been nearly five years since Calvin Harris released Funk Wav Bounces Vol. 1 and for a while, it seemed like that was a one-time project. In 2018, Harris tweeted he was “moving on” from that sound, but that post has since been deleted. On Thursday, Harris wrote a semi-cryptic tweet that got fans excited.
“Vol 2 is gonna be mad,” Harris said.
That could only mean Funk Wav Bounces Vol. 2 is coming – although it hasn’t been confirmed.
Released in summer 2017, Vol. 1 featured collaborations with a laundry list of famous artists outside of dance music including Ariana Grande, Frank Ocean, Future, John Legend, Katy Perry, Kehlani, Khalid, Nicki Minaj, Pharrell Williams, ScHoolboy Q, Snoop Dog and Travis Scott. The sound was a mix of upbeat funk and hip-hop, and was stylistically unlike Harris’ other work at the time. His shift at the time to more mainstream genres including rap and 80’s boogie drew both support and criticism from his fanbase. Vol. 1 remains one of Harris’ most successful releases, garnering more than two billion streams. “Slide” with Frank Ocean and Migos, and “Feels” with Pharrell, Katy Perry and Big Sean, together account for 80% of that.
Vol. 2 Hints
Harris has not dropped any hints on who may be collaborating with for his possible Vol. 2. But American pop singer-songwriter Charlie Puth late last month may have provided a clue.
“Me and Calvin Harris made a f***in really good song,” Puth tweeted.
There are also rumors of collaborations with Madeon and SG Lewis, based on them replying to Harris’ original tweet. Again, Harris has given no official confirmation of a sequel to Vol. 1, much less a release date. But it’s safe to say fans can hope for it in the future, especially with his tweet in early February that he’s “just getting started.”