When the song premiered, Skrillex and Ross spoke to Lowe, revealing that the video for the song is set to feature Jared Leto playing the Joker, as he does in the film. Ross also announced that he is planning to release an album before the end of the year.
Suicide Squad is released in cinemas next month (August) and the soundtrack features contributions from Grimes, Eminem, Kevin Gates, Action Bronson, Dan Auerbach, Mark Ronson, Panic! At the Disco, Lil Wayne, Wiz Khalifa, Imagine Dragons, Ty Dolla $ign, Logic and X Ambassadors. You can watch the trailer for Suicide Squad at the bottom of the page.
Skrillex has been hard at work on collaborations recently too, as French producer DJ Snake teased a track the pair produced with Justin Bieber earlier this month (July). That track will feature on Snake’s debut album, ‘Encore’, which is released on August 5 and includes a wealth of guest appearances. As well as Bieber and Skrillex, the record will also see Young Thug, Travis Scott, Jeremih, Swizz Beatz, Mr Hudson and more cameo across its 14 tracks.
In May, Skrill was forced to defend the fact that he has been working with Bieber. The producer had been criticised by Deadmau5 for his collaborations with the pop star, saying he was being “used as a goddamn tool”.
In a new interview with Rolling Stone, Skrillex responded to those comments. “If he was a real friend, he would come to me and be like, ‘Yo, you shouldn’t be working for Justin Bieber,’ rather than blowing it up all over the Internet and going out of his way to make people feel wrong for making a choice in their life,” he said.
He continued: “And I would say to him, ‘I enjoy working with Justin Bieber!’ I’m a fan of his voice. And if you’re a producer and you get an opportunity to work with someone who’s the biggest artist in the world – for better or for worse – what would you say? Would you say no?”