by: Austria Masim
Nov 23, 2020
With just one week to turn around an official remix of Dixie D’Amelio’s “Be Happy,” Dillon Francis proves that he thrives under pressure as he submits the first dance take on D’Amelio’s original, joining the ranks of fellow revisionists Lil Mosey and blackbear. The challenge was born from Francis’ recent appearance on the TikTok sensation’s Early Late Show YouTube series, during which D’Amelio interviewed Francis and challenged him to remix “Be Happy” in just one week’s time and later perform it in her backyard.
Needless to say, Francis delivered. In the highly anticipated remix, Francis spins the elatasad-themed track into a jubilant house blend filled with bright piano melodies, bouncy drum grooves, and the original’s lyrically uplifting chorus.
“Be Happy” is the influencer’s very first song and has accumulated upwards of 93 million views, with more sure to come following the release of Francis’ remix. The vibrant rendition follows Francis’ own “Be Somebody,” and his earlier remix of Kito and ZHU‘s Jeremih-assisted track, “Follow.”
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