Dillon Francis caught up with Audacy’s Bru and spoke about being back on tour and his experiences hitting the road again. Plus the artist shared some insight on his new album, Happy Machine which arrives on his birthday, October 5.
Francis, who has been back on stage for the last two to three months now, tells us, “it’s been really nice to get back out on the road, you know, keeping everything safe though. Being stuck inside, it was very weird.”
The producer goes on to add that in the mornings during lockdown he would wake up in fear of missing a flight because up until the pandemic hit, Dillon had been touring for ten years straight.
With the arrival of Happy Machine, just a little over a month away, Francis explains that he is just excited to take the new music out to live audiences, while also working on some pieces for a potential “Happy Machine two.”
On Instagram Dillon wrote, “I made 'Happy Machine' throughout quarantine and it was the most fulfilling and serendipitous processes I’ve experienced as an artist. My goal was to give people something joyous during a time of deep uncertainty and turmoil, something I hope will provide a bit of brightness and fun. This is by far my most collaborative album yet, and being able to work with so many talented artists, songwriters and producers from all over the world toward one common goal to create something positive, as we all go through this difficult experience, felt unifying and hopeful."
“Once an album comes out I’m like ‘alright, we gotta start the next thing,’” shares Francis. Not wanting to dwell on a project for too long, the artist says he feels like he’s “always perpetually in a rat race.”
Celebrating the arrival of Happy Machine and his birthday on the same day, Francis will be turning 34 and half-jokes, “I’m probably going to go to dinner with my mom and dad, and that’s it. “
Watch Dillon Francis’ full interview above.