Eric Dill is the former lead singer for the popular band Click Five. He has since ventured out into a solo career and we got a chance to snag him for an interview about his upcoming album. Get the scoop below!
Joonbug: How has it been transitioning from a member of a band to a solo career? What do you like and dislike about it?
Eric Dill: My artistic endeavors, when considered, have always been born of my own volition. I have found players my whole life to perform with but never felt artistically connected or bound to them. My best collaborative efforts are in live performance, songwriting and production and this I enjoy doing a la carte. As an artist, nothing is more deadening than being controlled. To become a music entity beyond myself would be tying my hands and diluting vision.
I, like many of you, tend to find little joy in the banality of holiday music that streams endlessly through the speakers of department stores during this time of year. Having had the displeasure of working during this season at one of these customer service establishments, I found it difficult to smile through a full days work while listening to the same Josh Groban and Bing Crosby songs played over and over until I feel an uncontrollable urge to bash-in my skull with a metal Christmas tree stand. During a certain season, I discovered a lonely CD sitting unnoticed at the back of a friend’s collection. I immediately brought it into work and demanded the management play it repeatedly over the store speaker-system. I gained legendary status amongst my coworkers as we found ourselves privy to the sweet, melodic sounds of A Twisted Christmas.