Dijon “The Stranger”

"The Stranger" by Dijon is Northern Transmissions Song of the Day. The track features John C. Reilly, Tobias Jesso Jr., Sachi, and more
"The Stranger" by Dijon

Dijon has dropped “The Stranger” is a rap-inspired/folk song, featuring John C. Reilly, Tobias Jesso Jr., Sachi, Dan Reeder, and Becky and the Birds in a revolving door of star-studded collaborators.

Dijon says of the song: “I always wanted to make a duet and couldn’t; got drunk and started what I wanted to be one, then had friends at the house and they sang harmonies while I slumped over embarrassingly trying not to throw up from the booze. This strange idea of creating a bizarre posse song, similar to a scenario by A Tribe Called Quest or something, but with guitars. Different voices on the same guitar loop was intriguing and I asked people I knew if they wanted to try it. Eventually Jack, Henry, and I randomly threw names in a hat of who would seem really strange and fun on it; mostly people we’d never heard on a song or on an album together. I am very appreciative that these people gave this a chance.”