Eric Dill Interview: “A record I am thrilled about”

THE STAR SCOOP:
Hi Eric! What are three things we should know about your single “War With The Wolves?

ERIC DILL:
I got the idea of the look of the painted faced character in the video in part from a picture of myself in a cab, where the red street lights
were hitting the top of my face.

I had already created a character who meant well but was not well himself, his name is Dogmal. This is the character of War With The Wolves – the messenger.

While filming, there were 2 guys that randomly joined us while we were running down Hollywood Blvd and one was doing the thriller dance into the camera
and the other guy had on a shit that said “Wolf Rock”. Took me about 10 watches to notice his shirt, still can’t believe it.

THE STAR SCOOP:
We hear the track was influenced by Michael Jackson. Is he someone who has inspired you as a musician?

ERIC DILL:
Absolutely, when I was very young I can remember listening and singing “Rockin’ Robbin” and a little later playing my parents Thriller record and watching his videos any time I could. His red Thriller outfit was just the coolest, I swear I had a Michael Jackson doll dressed as such but it would be long lost now.

My interest in Michael Jackson’s music has come in and out of my music spotlight my whole life. War With The Wolves as I was writing it, I could almost see Micheal Jackson walking with the girl outside the theatre saying what I was saying in my song. A warning, to stay safe against the monsters of the night while he himself being not one to trust completely either.

In my case I am quite literally referring to the people in the world who would do you wrong and there are plenty out there. Be vigilant but be bold and Free.

THE STAR SCOOP:
You are releasing your debut solo album “Forever Is Not Enough” on November 20th, 2012. Tell us more about the title of the album.

ERIC DILL:
“Forever Is Not Enough” is a special song I wrote that captured the accumulation of the way I felt one night. A powerful love song that I
decided to mark as the title of the record.

THE STAR SCOOP:
What should we expect as far as the sound of this album is concerned?

ERIC DILL:
The record has so much to enjoy. There are songs that fit right along with a kind of mid-tempo rock style, sort of like I did with “No Surprise.”
Songs like, “The End of Me and You” and “Leaving You Lonely. “There are heavily electronic songs like “In My Head” which you can dance to, “I Will Come Back For You” with its poignant drama and “Shadows In The Dark” as a strong rebuking of the maniacs of greed.

Even songs that have become almost old world sounding with steady rolling drums and strings such as with “I’d Follow You”.

THE STAR SCOOP:
Can you preview any of the tracks on the album for us?

ERIC DILL:
“In My Head” is a fun song to mention. If you can imagine, it’s about thinking just so much about the possibilities in the world; what is real, what is not. Impossible for any man to know but certainly we all like to consider, and some more than others.

“In My Head” is the monologue of such a thinker who spouts-out fears and unsettling ideas only to ask in the chorus if all these happenings or “what ifs” are
merely illusions in his head.

THE STAR SCOOP:
Will you be doing any tour dates this fall in support of the album?

ERIC DILL:
No tour dates planned but will support the record as it grows.

THE STAR SCOOP:
How have you changed as an artist since your time in The Click Five?

ERIC DILL:
A whole lot. The Click Five was a lifetime ago and even then, it wasn’t music I was writing. It was a fun endeavor but had little to do with my self expression.

As I have grown older and matured with music it has allowed me to make a record I am thrilled about. My first record is better now than if my first record had come sooner.

THE STAR SCOOP:
Lastly, what else would you like your fans to know about you?

ERIC DILL:
I want them to know I love when they listen to my music and my voice and it moves them emotionally like other artist have done for me.

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