24Our Music Interview: With Dillon December 2017

By: Patricia De Oliveira. 24Our Music Contributor. 

On her new record Kind, Brazilian singer-songwriter Dillon plays up her raspy voice and whizzy instrumentation much to our delight. An ode to love, Kind grips and moves sans fuss or scenes.

 

How’s your tour going so far?

It has been going well, thank you. I have a little break right now & play my last show of the year in London next week.

 

Are you excited to play in Paris?

By now I have already played Paris, but yes I was excited & looking forward to it. I have loved Paris for many many years & am still considering moving there next year.

 

You’re a Brazilian living in Germany, does that shape your music in any way?

It is a mostly subconscious mixture of yes & no. Soundwise I grew up on the internet & I listened to everything whether it was Einstürzende Neubauten, Elis Regina or Cher. Lyrically, I have never felt the need to write about being a foreigner in a country that I have spent most of my life in, but at the same time I know that this exact isolation & sense of not belonging that I have always felt & will probably continue to feel forever, has paved the way for me to stand up for myself & talk (or in my case write & sing).

 

Tell us about your new album

Kind is an ode to love & all variations thereof.

Female songwriters you admire?

Sia, Lauryn Hill, Anohni, Billie Holiday, Nelly Furtado, Mary J. Blige, Missy Elliot, Björk, Nicki Minaj… and the list is endless.

 

Can you name two albums everyone should know about?

LFO – Frequencies & Billie Holiday – Lady sings the blues.

 

What did you grow up listening to?

I grew up in a household full of music. From operas, to Joy Division to Sade to Mark Ronson, there was always music.

 

Did you always want to be a musician?

Never.

 

Can you describe your creative process? How do you concoct your sound?

Unless we are working together, I really cannot.

 

What’s next for Dillon?

What is next for me? I have one more show next week & after that I will be in the mountains, writing my next album.

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