Dillon Francis remixes Maroon 5’s ‘Memories’ in memory of his late childhood friend

Dillon Francis‘s new remix of the Maroon 5 classic, “Memories,” is not only the best kind of catchy, but it is also a profoundly important track for him.

Earlier this year, one of Francis’ close friends, Noel, passed away after battling cancer for the second time. He made this remix in her honor, along with an official lyric video featuring heartfelt moments from his childhood with Noel.

Read Francis’ statement on the remix and its connection to Noel below.

“We were inseparable as young children. Our families spent literally every weekend together it felt like up until we were teenagers. She was one of the few people that believed me when I said ‘in 1 year I’ll be playing Coachella I promise’ (it took 2 but who’s counting she believed me). She was one of my most cherished well wishers in my life. It pains me so much that I will not be able to do with her what our parents did with us. All the family trips, summer camps, holiday parties. You name it we were always together doing it. My family, your family, Rob’s family, and your plethora of many friends love you so much Noel…rest in peace my soul sister. I’ll see you when the time is right… we will go get taco bell and head to wherever telluride is in heaven.”

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