Last month marked the debut single from brand new British artist, Childe. The track possessed a grace and confidence rarely seen in such a young artist. Today, Childe releases an alternate stripped down version of his debut single, “Bad Ideas.” “The track deftly melds a contemplative soul ballad with distended bass and fuzzed out harmonics to create a distinctly singular mutant soul sound,” Under The Radar said of the original song. Listen to “Bad Ideas (Mega Dub)” here.
Raised in a bucolic rural town in England, Childe had anything but a fairytale upbringing. His father was a wildcard and entered and exited his life with some regularity. “When I was 14 I went on holiday with my dad,” he said. “He was supposed to be sober and we agreed that he could drink and I could smoke cigarettes. We cycled along a canal and slept in a tent outside different pubs. On the first night, we went to the pub and then he got me stoned for the first time and I lost my shit. At 2am I woke up and threw up all over the tent and him and he had to clean it up. The exact same happened the next night.” The “Bad ideas” cover art is a photo from that trip.