Dillon Francis and Evie Irie combine their talents for a fresh, new collaboration, “Be Somebody.”
Dillon serves up a bright, simmering soundscape punctuated by the track’s massive melody, assisted by distorted guitar and thick bass. All the while, Australian singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist Evie Irie flutters over the production with her confessional verses.
The lyrics win us over with an unapologetic tone: And everybody’s fake as fuck / And I’m way too drunk, to pretend I’m happy … Me and my friends, we gonna pool our money / We gonna get a droptop, we gonna be somebody
The meaning behind the song is particularly in line with Dillon’s own personal experience. He explains of the release: “‘Be Somebody’ is an ode to all the people that told me I was just a class clown and wasn’t gonna make it.”
Evie adds: “Be Somebody is Dillon’s story, and I’m so lucky to help share it. When he was telling me the inspiration behind his idea, I totally related to it. Just a small kid with big dreams in a school ground.”
Dillon Francis – Be Somebody (with Evie Irie)
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