Wow. Thanks for the curveball, Dillon Francis.
Since releasing his original track ‘Messages‘ and remix to Passion Pit’s ‘Carried Away’ earlier this summer – we’ve been craving Dillon’s next drop. And nobody was happier than myself to hear how his latest masterpiece turned out. And might I repeat, masterpiece.
If you haven’t heard, Dillon Francis is one of the true revolutionaries in the art of remixing. But in a collaboration with Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs, Dillon revealed a side of himself that we haven’t seen before. One of the most exuberant, funky, and free-living musicians in EDM proved one thing with his latest track: he’s only human.
After a failed attempt to create his own rendition of ‘Strobe’ with ‘I.D.G.A.F.O.S. 3.0’ – Dillon struck gold in an unfamiliar place. Simply put, ‘Without You’ is a song about love. The miserable, tormenting, and crazy little thing called love.
According to Dillon’s Soundcloud, “This song is very meaningful to me because as TEED and I were working on the song I was having relationship problems of my own. He ended up writing the song about the whole situation i was going through..”
During his Lollapalooza after-party set at Aragon Ballroom on Friday night, Dillon reconfirmed the song’s backstory. As he put it to the crowd, “This song is about my ex-girlfriend. Ex-girlfriends fucking suck.” It brings raw emotion to an already-melancholy track. It redefines an artist who at times doesn’t even seem to take himself seriously.
If music gets better than this, I don’t want to hear it.