Dreamer Boy has returned today with “JUMPSHOT!,” a sentimental ode to basketball and good friends. 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 the video below.
“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.
BENEE and Dreamer Boy, who recently collaborated on “ARE YOU LETTING GO?”, are preparing to hit the road together on a North American tour, kicking off next month. General on-sale tickets are now available HERE.
June 1 – Toronto, ON – Phoenix Concert Theatre
June 3 – Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue
June 4 – Chicago, IL – Vic Theatre
June 6 – Detroit, MI – St. Andrew’s Hall
June 7 – Columbus, OH – Newport Music Hall
June 8 – Washington, DC – 9:30 Club
June 14 – Boston, MA – House of Blues
June 15 – Philadelphia, PA – Theatre of Living Arts
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