Today, San Fermin shares “You Live My Dream” (ft. Wild Pink), the second single off their forthcoming collaborative compilation entitled In This House, via FLOOD. The compilation — which will be released via their label, Better Company, on December 10 — will feature collaborations with Nico Muhly, Sorcha Richardson, Thao Nguyen, Wye Oak, Attacca Quartet, The Districts, and Wild Pink.
“I kicked the idea off with some sounds that were a little more synthetic than I usually do. I just wanted to make something fun with some new textures. Ellis took the idea and ran with it.. changing the chords and infusing some more interesting sounds. Claire kindly lent her vocals towards the end of the process and everything really started to click then. I haven’t done many collaborative songs like this before and I really enjoyed the process. Ellis’ songwriting and production is inspiring to me so to produce this track with San Fermin in addition to his contributions to A Billion Little Lights has been great,” John Ross says.
“‘You Live My Dream’ started as some instrumental tracks from John with this hypnotic, kind of retro clubby beat. I dismantled it a bit, added piano for warmth, and changed some harmonies, and then put in that simple top line in the choruses, to which John wrote lyrics. He added guitars, and then Claire sang backups and harmonies. I’ve been a big fan of Wild Pink since they came on tour with us in 2019, and it was so exciting to be involved in John’s process. He starts with these propulsive, stadium rock-type sounds, but by the time the song is finished, there’s an intimacy and vulnerability that is really beautiful,” Ellis Ludwig-Leone adds.
San Fermin is touring this fall and presenting a special acoustic performance, with support from Pearla.
SAN FERMIN NOVEMBER TOUR DATES
11/8: Nashville, TN – City Winery
11/10: Madison, WI — The Bur Oak
11/11: Chicago, IL – Old Town School of Folk Music
11/12: Indianapolis, IN – Hi-Fi
11/13: Lexington, KY – The Burl
11/14: Ann Arbor, MI – The Ark
11/17: Washington, DC – City Winery
11/18: Philadelphia, PA – City Winery
11/19: Boston, MA – City Winery
11/20: Boston, MA – City Winery
11/23: New York, NY – City Winery
11/24: New York, NY – City Winery