Sun and positive energy with our best discovery of the day CG Dillon: an artist at the forefront of Trinidad and Tobago Soca music and culture.
His latest hit “Yuh Bless Mih” is a catchy track combining Caribbean rhythm with infectious drum sounds and flow coming from the future.
CG Dillon, who started music at a very young age, will bless our whole September and will spread is powerful artistic vision on an international level if he continues to deliver such a creative work.
It was only right to have a little chat with him! See our conversation below, and dive into “Yuh Bless Mih” right now:
Welcome to our redaction! Can you introduce yourself and tell us how you started to make music?
I am an artist, musician, songwriter and producer who goes by the name CG Dillon. I was born in the village of Charlotteville on the small island of Tobago. There was a local band in my village growing up, and every afternoon when I got home from high school, I use to stop and look through a window of the band room whenever the band was rehearsing. One afternoon I was invited in by the lead singer, guitarist Carl Alleyne and that’s when I got heavily involved in music.
What inspires you to write and create music?
My inspiration comes from all elements of life-politics, love, heartbreak, death, happiness etc.
How is your creative process?
I only create music when I get that divine inspiration. Because I produce my music, sometimes it can be one week before I come up with anything. However, this process works best for me because it’s organic. Once I have a good chord progression for a track, I usually start crafting lyrics in my head because I don’t write lyrics down until the song is complete.
How would you describe your latest single “Yuh Bless Mih”?
“Yuh Bless Mih” unleashes a euphoric, joyful, and uplifting power that draws critical attention to my adversaries, calling out those who aim to be a stumbling block in reaching my life goals. It’s the first track off the Oh Yay! Riddim EP, which is available on all major streaming platforms.
What can we expect from you in the future?
I’m recording an EP with some Canadian artists on the production side of things. I’m also working on my second studio album and shooting a music video for an upcoming single release.