The first season, titled Watsky’s Making An Album, was a dramatized version of the genesis of its protagonist’s recent release, Cardboard Castles. With the album already produced, any more episodes featuring actual recording are impossible. Therefore, the new season is titled Watsky’s Releasing An Album and focuses on the YouTube rapper’s efforts to distribute his release his work to a wide audience.
As with shows like Flight of the Conchords, Watsky’s Releasing An Album is a fictionalized and dryly funny fictionalization of a real life musician. The main indicator of the series’ fiction is the unpopularity of Watsky’s music in the show’s setting, which is the exact opposite of real life. Watsky must utilize a shady record label executive, fittingly played by Rhys Darby (Murray from the aforementioned Flight of the Conchords, who is no stranger to online video) in an attempt to launch his career.
Darby isn’t the only known name to join the LOUD series. Just as Watsky’s Making An Album featured appearances from Andy Milonakis, EpicLLOYD, and Ben Savage, season two is replete with guest stars, including Darby, Milonakis and YouTuber DumbFoundDead.
With six planned episodes, Watsky’s Releasing An Album will roll out on LOUD throughout the remainder of March and April. Fans of YouTube’s favorite pale rapper should also be sure to check out his new album, Cardboard Castles. It has over an hour of words on it!