Mime Game began as the side-project of Josephine Collective singer and lyricist, Dillon DeVoe. The first material Mime Game posted online was from the backyard of legendary producer and Goldfinger frontman, John Feldmann, during the recording of Josephine’s debut album. Mime Game has always been about the creative mind on a quest of discovery. Originally conceived as a side project by Dillon DeVoe in the midst of his run with former band, Josephine Collective, Mime Game has proven to be a fertile songwriting machine. Since being signed to Warner Bros. Records just a day after turning 18, DeVoe has toured coast-to-coast with national acts, worked with top-flight producers, explored music with new collaborators, experimented with the idea of “home” (Atlanta, Denver, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Kansas City) and become a father. In the process, he developed the muscular, genre-spanning songwriting ability that now fuels Mime Game. Through all of these travels and experimentation, the band has recently released their debut full length album ‘The Upswing’ (co-produced by Dillon DeVoe and Bret Liber of Red Roof Productions), as well as played the main stage at South By So What?! 2017 alongside bands such as Mayday Parade, Knuckle Puck, Forever The Sickest Kids and several others. The members of Mime Game are: Dillon DeVoe on vocals, Colt Coan and Ethan Campbell on guitars, Kevin Mears on bass with Tj Murphy on drums. Years after its quiet birth, Mime Game can pull from a large body of work and put on a high energy, familiar yet unique performance that strikes a chord into the hearts of the crowd.
Mime Game is premiering their new single “Murderer” right here on Music Mayhem. Frontman Dillon DeVoe told us where this songs heaviest sound is from, “I think the heavy tone of my anger and despair came from being so young while I was processing it, and at fifteen I’d already had a decade to get it through my head, but I’d still never been able to express it until I put these words to paper and wrote the music to accompany them.” Read the full statement from from DeVoe below.
“Murderer is a song I wrote when I was fifteen, almost half a lifetime ago for me. I think I spent so long on this one (and left it on the back burner for awhile) because the subject matter was so heavy for me. That’s what I love about this song. Though I’ve heard people say they found solace in the ending of romantic relationships in the lyrics, it’s actually about my early familial life and how much it hurt to see someone I loved walk out and take my heart with them. That’s why it’s a fitting end that we’d make the setting for the video, the broken home so to speak, by breaking into my dad’s old house to shoot it in his living room. Don’t worry, we’re all cool now, but when you’re a child it’s hard to understand the dynamics of relationships ending when there are children involved. Divorce is a bitch. I think the heavy tone of my anger and despair came from being so young while I was processing it, and at fifteen I’d already had a decade to get it through my head, but I’d still never been able to express it until I put these words to paper and wrote the music to accompany them.” -Mime Game vocalist Dillon DeVoe