by: Farrell Sweeney
Oct 5, 2021
Dillon Francis returns to jovial electro-house with his newest LP, Happy Machine. His third studio album, the project features a grip of new material including the recently released “Reaching Out” with Bow Anderson, “Unconditional” with 220 KID and Bryn Christopher, and “Love Me Better” with Shift K3Y and Marc E. Bassy. Out via Francis’ longtime home label, Mad Decent, the album packs a heaping dose of…well, happiness, all tightly packaged up into eight dance floor-ready tracks.
The album is out on Francis’ 34th birthday, a pat on the back of sorts after overcoming the hardships of the past year and a half. The album channels relentless optimism from core to perimeter, with each track lacing together its own sonic brightness for an easy, enjoyable listen—albeit one that doesn’t take itself too seriously. The album also proved to be a highly collaborative effort, including appearances by Liza Owen, Hayley May, GRACEY, Aleyna Tilki, and Gina Kushka.
Fans will be able to experience Happy Machine‘s shuffling dose of cheer out on Francis’ Sugar, Spice and Everything Ice tour alongside Yung Gravy and KITTENS. Tickets for the tour are available here, and Happy Machine is out now.
Featured image: Jas Davis