- Words Notion Staff
- Photography Joshua Davidson
Letting us in on the next chapter of his story with his brand new debut album, Childe is an artist who means what he says.
Breaking free from boundaries, Childe is the pop connoisseur embracing individuality and encouraging others to do the same. His music captures topics usually seen as taboo by other acts, taking listeners on a unique journey of self-discovery. Sharing his nine-track debut album, ‘Stoned & Supremely Confident’, today, the modern-day storyteller maintains a DIY approach that’s much to be admired in this sanitised era of music making and collaboration.
In fact, rawness is at the heart of everything Childe does. On album opener ‘Chemical Balance’, he relays moments of vulnerability over fuzzy guitar riffs and crunchy beats. The escalating soundscape is infectious as it builds into a state of disarray and conveys his inner emotions in a compelling fashion.
Childe’s artistic pedigree doesn’t stop at music-making, either. One of the faces to be selected for the latest Vivienne Westwood campaign, he’s making sure his name is known in the world of fashion too. Bonding with the brand over a shared appreciation of imperfections, the singer-songwriter is influenced by the way “she was unapologetically herself while always concerned by the needs of the collective. What’s not to love?”
Over nine tracks created between London and LA, ‘Stoned & Supremely Confident’ analyses the future star’s life experiences therapeutically, offering audiences peace from their own problems. Finding beauty in loneliness and heartbreak, the record is a deeply personal listen that proves, quite simply, no one else sounds like Childe.
To honour its release, we spoke with Childe about this whimsical debut, making music with conviction and practising what he preaches. Tap in below.
Do you feel vulnerable releasing any of the tracks on the album? How do you balance that with the need to share and connect as an artist?
Yes, I do. But I also take a lot of strength from sharing the personal story and experiences. Ultimately I would like to be able to live without shame so I try and practice what I preach.