CHIIILD Shares New Single “Back To Life” ft. Shungudzo

Chiiild, the category-defying band from Montreal, has shared a new single off their forthcoming EP. The track, “Back To Life” features Zimbabwean artist, songwriter, poet and activist Shungudzo. The song is “a metaphor, a fantasy that life is just practice and somehow in the future, we can get a second shot at this.” Shungudzo expands on this, saying “Chiiild and I wrote “Back To Life” on the day we met. We really bonded over being African artists who want to use music to tell stories about diversity, ask questions about humanity, and unify people over shared personal experiences. All of these themes are embedded in the lyrics of our song, and Chiiild’s music really compliments it, being so uniquely genre-bending yet still somehow reminiscent of something you’ve heard, or felt, before.”

With “Back to Life” and their previously released “Count Me Out,” Chiiild manages to create a sound that is retro-future chill out r&b meets psychedelic, equally inspired by D’Angelo as it is Tame Impala. Stream “Back to Life” ft Shungudzo HERE. Their debut project Synthetic Soul is set to drop Fall 2019 via indie tastemaker collective Avant Garden (THEY., Emotional Oranges, Slenderbodies).

The band will head out next Saturday on a North American tour with label mates Emotional Oranges. The tour begins in Vancouver, BC on September 14th at the Vogue Theatre followed by shows at LA’s Fonda Theatre, NYC’s Brooklyn Steel and Chicago’s Metro. See all tour dates below.

Chiiild already have a long list of impressive collaborations, spanning from working on a Grammy award winning Jack Ü album with Skrillex and Diplo to Usher, Jacob Banks, Allie X and more. Stay tuned for more news about Chiiild coming soon!

Chiiild on Tour:

9/14 – Vancouver, BC – Vogue Theatre

9/15 – Seattle, WA – The Crocodile

9/17 – Portland, OR – Hawthorne

9/19 – San Francisco, CA – Regent

9/21 – Los Angeles, CA – Fonda

9/24 – Houston, TX – The Studio at Warehouse Live

9/25 – Dallas, TX – Trees

9/27 – Atlanta, GA – The Loft

9/28 – Durham, NC – Art of Cool

9/30 – Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Steel

10/1 – Philadelphia, PA – TLA

10/2 – Toronto, ON – Phoenix

10/4 – Detroit, MI – Magic Stick

10/5 – Chicago, IL – Metro

10/7 – Boulder, CO – Fox Theatre

10/9 – Salt Lake City, UT – Metro

10/11 – Santa Ana, CA – Yost Theatre

10/28 – London, UK – Heaven

10/29 – Paris, FR – Nouveau Casino

10/31 – Manchester, UK – Gorilla

11/1 – Dublin, IE – Whelans

11/3 – Amsterdam – Melkweg OZ

11/4 – Brussels, BE – Rotonde Botanique

11/6 – Hamburg, DE – Terrace Hill

11/8 – Berlin, DE – Lido

11/9 – Copenhagen, DK

w/ Emotional Oranges

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