*The Following Press Release Was Issued By Capitol Music Group*
|The always unpredictable Dreamer Boy returns with “JUMPSHOT!,” a sentimental ode to basketball and good friends. Listen HERE via slowplay / Harvest Records. The summery track, which was recorded at the very beginning of the pandemic in 2020, comes with a DIY-style video directed by Adam Alonzo and Dreamer Boy himself. Watch HERE. This track follows his synth-pop thriller “OVER EVERYTHING.”|
Riding a fluid, midtempo groove, the acoustic-based “JUMPSHOT!” is the type of sun-soaked anthem meant to soundtrack long, summer days without a plan or care in the world. Dreamer Boy (born Zach Taylor) penned the song as both a love letter to a favorite pastime — sports — and a time capsule to capture life during the pandemic.
Inspired 2020’s The Last Dance docu-series about the Chicago Bulls, Dreamer Boy and his friends would lose themselves on the basketball court. “We would play a game and after catching our breaths, say, ‘Run it back,’” he says. “We existed outside space and time for those games. This song is about what true friendship can feel like in the wake of turbulent change.”
That gratitude is palpable throughout the track and its accompanying video, which captures Taylor and friends enjoying a pick-up game of basketball—and an outdoor dance party, too—in his adopted hometown of Nashville. It has a hazy, lo-fi aesthetic that reflects the grounded nature of the song and simple joy of coming together in times of hardship.
With “JUMPSHOT!,” Dreamer Boy continues to flex his versatility, following synth-pop thriller “OVER EVERYTHING” and the electrifying team-up with multi-Platinum New Zealand star BENEE, “ARE YOU LETTING GO?” The two artists are now on the road together on a North American tour, which kicked off in late May in Montreal, QC and ends in Los Angeles, CA. General on-sale tickets are now available HERE.
Dreamer Boy will perform new songs like “JUMPSHOT!” alongside tracks from his acclaimed 2021 album All the Ways We Are Together. As welcoming and emotional as his songs are, it’s an opportunity to connect with even more hearts and minds.
|(photo credit: Adam Alonzo) |
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June 17 – Atlanta, GA – Variety Playhouse
June 21 – Englewood, CO – Gothic Theatre
June 22 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Depot
June 24 – Seattle, WA – The Showbox
June 25 – Portland, OR – Crystal Ballroom
June 26 – Vancouver, BC – Vogue Theatre
June 28 – San Francisco, CA – The Warfield Theatre
June 30 – Los Angeles, CA – The Novo
About Dreamer Boy:
For Zach Taylor, optimism is a calling. With a smile that hardly ever leaves his face, the 26-year-old songwriter/singer explains that the misty, shape-shifting pop music he’s made for the last few years as Dreamer Boy has been a way of accomplishing a grander aim. “I want to spread love and light and joy,” he says, matter-of-factly. And spread that he’s done, whether on the road with friends Clairo, Omar Apollo and Still Woozy, or on the themes of his 2021 project, All the Ways We Are Together. Dreamer Boy’s sound is eccentric emotive DIY pop at its best evident in tracks like “OVER EVERYTHING.” The now LA-based but Nashville inspired pop virtuoso gears is on his 2022 tour with BENEE and has more new music to come with the intent on spreading the message of unity and harmony through his artistry.