JW Francis Creates ‘Dream House’ From Personalized Love Song Requests From Fans

[Cover photo credit to Eva Pental]

New York’s “lofi jangle dream slacker bedroom pop” artist JW Francis has shared new track “Dream House”, the title track from his upcoming album that is set for release on January 27th, 2023, via London-based label Sunday Best Recordings. The intentionally “hazy” track channels “wistful-longing and gratitude.”

JW Francis explains:

Dream House is a song I wrote about missing loved ones and valuing other people above anything material. Specifically, I was missing my mom during quarantine – I lived all alone in a Brooklyn apartment for four months and I would have given anything to be with her.

The video echoes this sentiment, created by Salvador Cresta, an Argentine artist who has made videos for Beck and Gloria Trevi among many others. The video features JW as a child alongside his mother, and animations of the children’s book-esque Dream House album cover. 

JW Francis often writes song about other people, most notably around the month of February when he writes Valentine’s Day songs on his fans’ behalf. Dream House actually forms a collection of tracks written for other people.

JW Francis comments:

Every year, about 6 weeks before Valentine’s Day, I make the following post on social media:

If you send me the name of your Valentine, and the reason you love them, I’ll write a song for them on your behalf.

That is how Dream House was born, 3 years ago. Over the past three years, I have received over 300 requests from fans to write songs for their loved ones. All of the songs on Dream House come from this project, some of them have been reworked to speak more to the artist’s life, others have remained exactly as they were first written. Ultimately, this is an album about caring for others, and the way we express it.

Dream House was written and recorded at the start of 2021 in NYC, and follows Wanderkid and We Share a Similar Joy. The album will be available on both cream and green vinyl, as well as CD.

You can still check out Wildfire’s interview with JW Francis about Wanderkid right here.

JW Francis UK Instore Dates:

1/28/2023 – Huddersfield – Vinyl Tap

1/29/2023 – Liverpool – Jacaranda

1/30/2023 – Nottingham – Rough Trade

1/31/2023 – Bristol – Rough Trade

2/1/2023 – London – Rough Trade

2/2/2023 – Letchworth – David’s

2/3/2023 – London – Banquet

2/5/2023 – Oxford – Truck

2/6/2023 – Portsmouth – Pie & Vinyl

2/6/2023 – Southampton – Vinilo

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