Billboard reports today that Outkast members Big Boi and André 3000 are "indeed in talks" regarding an official reunion at Coachella 2014.
We've heard variations of this story before, of course, and when it comes to a rumored return of Atlanta's Spottieottiedopaliscious duo, skepticism is warranted. Remember all the mixed signals, the teasing and tweets and misleading Frank Ocean guest appearances, the 2013 Outkast reunion that "almost, maybe, potentially, no wait—never was"? Don't get your heart broken again! They're only going to lead you on.
But! Billboard has "multiple sources," some of whom have "confirmed" that there have been "some conversations" and that the duo is "indeed talks" about a Coachella gig. All of which sounds impressively journalistic, but maddeningly open-ended. Even if "conversations" are "taking place" in "Hotlanta," there doesn't seem to be anything committal inked out, and plenty can change (for better or worse) between now and April, 2014. Remember the Cocteau Twins' Coachella reunion that was seemingly set in stone before Elizabeth Fraser backed out the month before?
None of which is to say the reunion won't play out. But as Dre himself reminds us, "You can plan a pretty picnic, but you can't predict the weather."