Listen to DILLIS' Thoughts in "Cotton Candy" EP / by Alex Young

 DILLIS photographed by  Malcolm Watts

DILLIS photographed by Malcolm Watts

Since enjoying some time abroad in Italy, and an opening act for heavyweights like Fat Joe and Post Malone this summer, DILLIS delivers new music.

Specifically, the contemporary musician released his "Cotton Candy" extended play on August 1 and has received success and airplay on the radio, like Hot 104.7 in Maine. Interestingly enough, the project is entirely produced by a Maine producer, GOD.DAMN.CHAN.

To public perception, it is unclear where DILLIS calls home. However, in his new song "I Don Wan" he states, "I been in The 'Burgh," and his effort with Choo Jackson on the EP's title track, "Cotton Candy," only demonstrates the work DILLIS does in Pittsburgh.

Honestly, DILLIS' project portrays the relationship between the self, drugs, and love. Songs illustrate how he confides in the spirits which "put me in my zone," he sings. Play "Fell In Love With the Liquor" to understand.

Likewise, the artists' song and music video "Love/Drugs" reveals how a person can become disconnected under the influence of drugs, and in turn, their lovers or peers might become frustrated as they want the person to open up more.

For DILLIS, love, and drugs "don't mix well. Drugs tend to put me in a bubble where I don't want to communicate. I think I've lost a lot of girls because of that. I'm a nice guy. I'm just in my head a lot with that shit," he says.

Perhaps he hopes to grow and let his guard down, though, because for a "Wedding Ring" sacrifices must be made.

Listen to DILLIS' thoughts in his "Cotton Candy" EP below and watch his music video for "Love/Drugs" too.