We know Dillon Francis is just about wrapped on a Spanish-language album. He’s been flying in and out of the Caribbean and Central America getting in the studio with real reggae artists, rappers, and singers to produce a more cohesive body of work that pays homage to his early days as a moombahton maestro while pushing his sound forward.
But before we get into all that, Francis has one more English treat for your eardrums, a sweet tickle of a melody that plays right into his soft, cute side. “Hello There” is poppy and bouncy, vibrant and sunny like a perfect summer day. Bluntington Beach singer Yung Pinch hops on the mic with a swing in his voice to play right into the song’s childlike wonder.
Listen carefully, and you will hear a hint of moombahton rhythm in the song’s beat. If you’re in Francis’ home of Los Angeles, be on the lookout for strange signs of a random dude eating a pineapple with a smile. Those seemingly innocuous and pretty bizarre signs have popped up around town the last few days, and they’re actually promos for the single. The attached url, hellothere.org, leads to a teaser site where that happy pineapple pool man sings at you.
“Hello There” is out everywhere on Francis’ label IDGAFOS. Check out those weird posters, and listen to the song below.