Gregory Dillon re-emerges as a flower-child punk prince with his new synth-pop single Crystalized — showcasing today on Tinnitist.
Written by Gregory after a spiritual journey to the desert with his dad, the “internet sad boy icon of our dreams” who we came to love with songs like Alien Boyfriend, Plastic Ferrari and lovely is reborn with a heavy punch of ’70s moxie, synth-punk and flower child energy.
The lead single from Gregory’s upcoming debut LP, Crystalized confronts the moment the Brooklyn producer almost quit music, but was inspired to keep going by a mysterious hiker on his trip to the Grand Canyon. It is the first of many to be hazed in this new punk sound, however it is clearly evolved from the place of pure ’80’s euphoria that helped him become a habitual editorial playlist favourite.
Gregory says, “At polar ends, Crystalized is drenched with a psychedelic aesthetic and wall of vocoder that feels completely unique to the world of synth-pop. I can’t wait for people to lose themselves in this new era.”
Written by Dillon and co-produced by Gregory and Infaders, Crystalized follows the release of Gregory’s debut EP Sad Magic, which featured some of his fastest-rising singles to date. Gregory has been constructing a conceptual, multimedia pop world for himself and his fans to connect in. Within the release of Crystalized lies a reckless and oversaturated y2k-themed video, guaranteed to cause an out of body experience. Gregory listeners are encouraged to invoke their own deeper meaning and find a sense of acceptance in the paradigm that is our world.