Yelawolf To Release “Psycho White EP” With Travis Barker Before Shady Album; “Country Cousins” With Big K.R.I.T. Also In Works
Billboard is reporting that before Yelawolf continues work on his sophomore Shady Records album, Love Story, the Huntsville, Alabama, native will be releasing the Psycho White EP with producer, drummer and close friend, Travis Barker.
According to Yelawolf, the Psycho White EP is set to include five brand-new songs: “Every time we would get in the lab we’d knock something out. We just collaborated and… had a meeting of the minds. There’s a lot of cool stuff we came up with.”
While there is no official release date for Psycho White EP yet, Yela told Billboard that all the logistics are in the works. “I don’t know Travis’ situation fully, the legals of it, whether it’s going to be free or sold or whatever but it’ll be available,” he said. “As artists, hopefully we can get it on the shelves, but we’ll get it out there somehow. I’m just hyped for people to hear it.”
Despite the upcoming EP, new album and multiple other projects on the horizon, Yela is far from throwing in the towel on his debut, Radioactive. “We’re still in full Radioactive mode,” he said. “I did Radioactive in two weeks, and I don’t want to feel that rushed ever again. I’m very proud of it. But just looking up to people, the pioneers who put out great albums, I’d like to put a few months into a great album.”
Yela also told BillboardÂ that he has an 11-minute short “horror film” in the bag to be used as a visual accompaniment to his song, “Growin’ Up in the Gutter,” which is also on his Shady Records debut, Radioactive. “It’s really over the top, really… intense. It’s super controversial. It was supposed to be out a couple months ago, but there’s a lot of legal bullsh*t, clearing footage and stuff. That’s put a damper on it, but it’ll be coming out soon,” remarked Yelawolf.
In addition to the Psycho White EP with Barker and the “Growin’ Up in the Gutter” short-film, Yelawolf, who teamed up with UK singer Ed Sheeran back in February for the 4-track Slumdon Bridge EP, is also still keeping his fingers crossed regarding the much-talked about collaborative project between himself and Def Jam recording artist, Big K.R.I.T.
Yela said, “[Country Cousins] been like a two-year thing, man; I’m busy, he’s busy, and it doesn’t get done. We know that when we get together, it can’t be half-assed. That’s my homey for life, so it could go down at any moment. There’s no definite date, no definite time. I’m such a huge fan of his. I really want to do music with him, so I know it’ll happen.”