Gregory Dillon’s new EP, ‘Sad Magic EP’ is a total masterpiece. The euphoric pop rhythms are laced with his smooth and powerful vocals that dance over each track. The tone of his voice is reminiscent of Sam Smith, including skilful control over each note and every breath. The standout track on the EP for us is Plastic Ferrari, due to its minimalist opening and slight retro 80s influences. The rising melody is anthemic and unforgettable, it’s a certified hit and soundtrack to any good night in or out.
Searching to find home, Gregory Dillon wanders a suburban dystopia that resembles both a familiar nightmare and distant daydream in his first EP, Sad Magic. Narrated from dawn to dusk, Dillon’s album yearns to re-explore the complex landscape that both shaped and saddened his adolescents. This complex realisation of a stereo-typed, American Dream is a Sad Magic best reflected in solitude.
“It isn’t enough for this album to just be euphoric or mysterious; I also hope to relay something very ordinary, very familiar, and very nostalgic.” You can listen to his EP here:
After three single releases in 2020, Sad Magic is the anticipated first EP for queer pop artist Gregory Dillon. Surpassing 1 million Spotify streams across his catalog, Gregory continues to impress globally, with major press coverage secured with Billboard, Gaytimes, Paper Magazine, Buzzfeed, and more. Gregory will be featured in MTV, Gaytimes and I-D for this release, and continues to be a public advocate for LGBTQ rights worldwide. (Both the single, music video, and horror short sequel is to be released October 9) Sad Magic EP announcement to follow later that week.
“It isn’t enough for this album to just be euphoric or mysterious; I also hope to relay something very ordinary, very familiar, and very nostalgic.”
Artist Bio: Gregory Dillon understands sad pop euphoria. He was primed for it in his suburban boyhood by secretly singing phantom of the opera in his basement and skidding asfalt alone on his green Razor scooter. In an attempt to find confidence in adulthood, Gregory moved to Brooklyn where he began constructing a pop fantasy that re-explores the confusing landscape that shaped his youth.
Gregory Dillon yearns to bring a complex nostalgia to the mind of the listener. With an 80’s stained sound and a fascination for conceptual design, his style caught the eye of publications such as GAYTIMES, BILLBOARD, and BEDFORD & BOWERY – the last of which writes of Gregory’s sound as “pulsing with a yearning to look backward.” Gregory Dillon’s energetic synth-driven production and sensitive vocals are perfect for engaging in escapism.
Gregory Dillon is clearly a star on the rise, he is outperforming and exceeding expectations for an emerging artist. His music invites you into his own world and takes you on a journey through the thoughts and experiences that have shaped him as a person. We highly recommend that you stay up to date with his journey through his Instagram.