Cory Wong and Dirty Loops cover Michael Jackson's "Thriller"; release new album

Article Contributed by Big Hassle Media | Published on Saturday, September 4, 2021

GRAMMY® Award-nominated songwriter, producer, and guitarist extraordinaire Cory Wong and Stockholm, Sweden-based twisted pop trio Dirty Loops have released their new album, TURBO. Available digitally only today at all DSPs, the vinyl version of the album is still available for pre-order. To celebrate the release, they've released a live performance video of their cover of Michael Jackson's "Thriller."


TURBO was heralded earlier in the month with the release of their exuberant, genre-busting first single and performance video, “Follow The Light." Last week, they shared "Ring of Saturn," a beautifully orchestrated Latin-jazz-tinged masterwork reminiscent of the likes of Cal Tjader, Eddie Palmieri, and Willie Bobo.



GRAMMY® Award-nominated songwriter, producer, and guitarist extraordinaire Cory Wong is a masterful musician and impossible-to-categorize artist adept at blending a variety of genres into his own unique sound. From his work as a member of Vulfpeck and The Fearless Flyers to collaborations with Dave Koz and Jon Batiste, the Minneapolis, MN-based Wong has proven a restless creator and visionary musician hailed for his distinctly original approach and dazzling live performances. 2020 saw Wong release an extraordinarily diverse series of eight original albums, spanning a stunning selection of sounds and musical styles. This year has already seen the premiere of his inventive new YouTube musical variety series, Cory and the Wongnotes, as well as an original album collecting music from the series’ first season backed by his explosive new 11-piece big band. CORY WONG AND THE WONGNOTES marks the first album in what will undoubtedly be another busy year for the indefatigable Wong as he continues making his mark as a prolific, once-in-a-lifetime artist and personality.
Dirty Loops have earned millions of worldwide streams and countless fans around the globe with their one-and-only brand of twisted pop, a reimagined fusion of classical, jazz, and pop “loopified” into an inventive, infectious concoction all their own. Comprised of longtime friends and music school classmates Jonah Nilsson (vocals/keyboards), Henrik Linder (bass), and Aron Mellergardh (drums), the trio first made waves with a series of wildly inventive covers of pop hits like Justin Bieber’s “Baby” and Lady Gaga’s “Just Dance,” drawing them a long list of famous fans spanning Andreas Carlsson and David Foster to Adam Levine, Stevie Wonder, and Quincy Jones, the latter of whom declared, “The members of Dirty Loops are incredible musicians on their own, so when they get together, the ONLY way to go is UP.”