EXCLUSIVE: DJ Dillon Francis Previews 'When We Were Young' Video, Talks 'Gorgeous' Zac Efron Supergroup

by Sophie Schillaci 1:05 PM PDT, October 20, 2014
Playing EXCLUSIVE: DJ Dillon Francis Previews 'When We Were Young' Video, Talks 'Gorgeous' Zac Efron Supergroup

Now this is a supergroup we can get behind.

EDM star Dillon Francis got fans all worked up last month when he posted this snap of Zac Efron on the turntables. "Formed a new DJ supergroup with @zacefron… what should our name be?" he teased fans with the caption.


Formed a new DJ supergroup w/ @zacefron ...what should our name be?

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"I was working with Zac on the We Are Your Friends movie," Francis tells ETonline during a break from filming his "When We Were Young" music video. "I guess we are now acquaintances. I send him text messages sometimes. Hopefully we'll end up making a DJ supergroup that will make all the girls cry because it's so gorgeous and beautiful."

And with that, Francis busts out laughing.

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The mood was lighthearted on the set of his new video, which pairs the DJ with Sultan + Ned Shepard, and The Chain Gang of 1974, as the group recreated a classic third birthday party. Clowns? Check. Bounce House? Cake all over Francis' face? Check.

"It's us just being little kids and how they throw temper tantrums, then all of the sudden are really happy again, and how they eat cake and how they're just insane," Francis explains. "It's just a bunch of chaos as the song goes on."

The full-length Agata Alexander-directed video will be revealed online on Tuesday, October 21. Keep an eye on Dillon's official Twitter account for the drop.

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"When We Were Young" features on Dillon's debut album, Money Sucks, Friends Rule, out October 27. Also featured on the album are Panic! At the Disco's Brendon Urie, DJ Snake, Martin Garrix, Twista, The Presets, Major Lazer and more.

Dillon kicks off his Friends Rule tour November 17 and tells ETonline that fans can expect a performance influenced by Porter Robinson, Skrillex and, of course, "I'm going to try to bring my own spice to it," Dillon says.

For more from the DJ, including his bucket-list collaboration wish (it's a big one!), watch ETonline's video above.

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