ARTIST SPOTLIGHT – MAY
Who are they?
Montreal self-described “synthetic soul” artist Chiiild combines elements of R&B, indie rock, and electronica to create his signature genre-bending sound. The budding artist has cited Tame Impala, Fleetwood Mac, Marvin Gaye, and The Notorious B.I.G. as some of his musical influences. His smooth vocals and textural sound are hypnotizing, but forging a name for himself in the industry has been no easy process. From travelling between L.A. and Montreal, Chiiild has recounted his time living in his car and attending countless studio sessions with positivity. His humbling demeanour and perseverance are key values that make us believe that he is on his path to overwhelming success.
For fans of:
Cautious Clay, Dijon, Loony, orion sun, Sir, Lucky Daye, Majid Jordan, Mahalia
Songs you need to hear:
“Count Me Out”
Why the buzz?
While working on his musical career, Chiiild has contributed his talents to veteran musicians, earning production and co-writing credits with artists like Jennifer Lopez, Chloe x Halle, and Usher, under the name xSDTRK. In July 2021, he released his debut album, ‘Hope For Sale,’ eventually earning him his first JUNO nomination for Alternative Album, this year. After gracing the stages of Lolapalooza and the Governors Ball, Chiiild takes his Apocalyptic Optimistic Tour across North America and Europe. Don’t miss him when he comes to the Axis Club on May 24th – tickets are still available!