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After three single releases in 2020, Sad Magic is the first EP for queer pop artist Gregory Dillon. Reaching 1m+ Spotify streams across his catalog, Gregory continues to impress globally, with major press coverage secured with Billboard, Gay Times, Paper Magazine, Buzzfeed, 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.
Searching to find home, Gregory Dillon wanders a suburban dystopia that resembles both a familiar nightmare and distant daydream in this debut EP. Narrated from dawn to dusk, Dillon‘s album yearns to re-explore the complex landscape that both shaped and saddened his adolescents. This nuanced realization 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”,says Gregory.
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 asphalt 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 has the unique position of being a classically trained performer (his first instrument being the piano). Using these musical sensibilities, he can be found anywhere from sound tracking a ballet, to writing your next favourite sad bop.
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