I love all genres of music, so I have a few different projects with varying sounds. Speak Storms is my solo project, The Spillers is my band, and Cerebral Bloom is my hip-hop stuff. All of my projects, as well as some friends of mine, are released under Black Lungs Music. Black Lungs is a collective I started in 2014 to bring more art to one place.
What song of yours is the one you like the most?
“Graveyard Ball” by Speak Storms
“Sugar skull up on the wall
Sugar won’t you tell me all of everything
Margot Clementine you’re mine
Take my arm; we’ll walk the line
At the lovely graveyard ball
With all of my dead friends, they stand tall”
How do you write your music?
I write music by catching that inspiration when it’s in the air. Any moment can give you ideas. I try to make music that is new and unusual; something important.
What is music?
Music is an international languange. The world can speak through chords and connect instinctually.
What influences do you have?
My main influnces in music are definitely Bright Eyes and King Krule, but also a lot of Orchid Tapes stuff.
What´s the best experience you have had with your project?
I can’t name one special experience, but I always love when people approach me about my tunes, because even just that one person who found something in this makes it all worthwhile.
What plans do you have this year?
In 2016, I plan to take my time on what I release. I also would love to reach out to more fans and find others who are interested in what I do.
Mention something you don´t like about your project.
The thing is dislike most about my project, is that it’s mostly just me. I’d love to get help from others with a similar vision as myself.
Mention the biggest sacrifice you did for your project.
The biggest sacrifice I’ve made is probably time. I’ve spent countless days in my room playing guitar, or recording songs that never left my computer. It was worth it in the name of progress I suppose.
What band, music project or solist from your city do you like?
I’m from Las Vegas and I know plenty of local artists. I’d have to say my buddy Willill though. He raps and makes lovely hip-hop. His lyrics are very thought out and that’s what I enjoy.
If your project was a word, what would it be?
My project would be ‘glow’ because this glowing light of composition is pulling me out of darkness.
What´s your full name? Where were you when you answered the interview?
My name is James Dillon and I live in Ventura, CA