Gregory Dillon euphoric new pop anthem “unboxes the life of a closeted male doll”. The mid-tempo synth-pop anthem, tells the rather relatable story of a closeted male doll who feels hollow and insecure.
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Smiling desperate just like a Barbie, crying in our PLASTIC FERRARI 💄My brand new single is OUT NOW and you better believe me when I say it’s the anthem I’ve been desperate to release ever since we went into lockdown all those weeks ago. 💋Breathe it in and embrace your inner Ken 🚘
Gregory visualised himself driving a pink Tonka Truck as he tried to embody that “carefree persona,” later arriving at the realisation that the song was about “unboxing the life of a closeted male doll, and the struggle he hid behind his plastic mould.”
In an interview, Gregory explains, “This song was not intended for me. In fact, when diving into this play-pretend fantasy I imagined myself in the passenger seat next to a crying Barbie, desperately smiling through a breakdown.”
The star says his music touches upon themes of nostalgia as a form of therapy for his heteronormative childhood.
“I remember sneaking my sister’s Polly Pockets into the bath so I could get a glimpse at this world I was told was not meant for me,” Gregory said.
Plastic Ferrari is one of the first teasers into Gregory’s “hefty summer release schedule” which will continue to explore his personal version of the American Dream, with ‘Suburban Escapism’ serving as the overarching theme.
Available to stream everywhere, also watch the lyric video below, in which the star “moulds a queer story” through a video game with gay, pixelated characters.
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