Today, self-taught singer-songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist known as BAD CHILD, shares his most personal song yet, “Blood” through 21 Entertainment/ Universal Music Canada / Capitol Records/ Virgin Records. Each verse characterizes a family member – a Grandfather who was a sniper in the French Foreign Legion, a Grandmother who fled from Algeria after colonization – tracing through the layers of his bloodline. “Blood” arrives at a time when the world is encouraged to reflect inwards and be vulnerable with your findings, a task that BAD CHILD has taken on wholeheartedly.

Mixed by Spike Stent, “’Blood’ is what watered the roots of my family tree,” BAD CHILD explains of the song, “I made this song to help me understand myself – coming from such a broad and multi-cultural background I never knew where I belonged. Growing up eating north African food, listening to French music, hearing many different languages and ways of thinking. I always felt connected to each of them. When asked what I am I always have a difficult time emotionally and intellectually. I was blessed to have been exposed to so many different walks of life so young, but it also led to me never really fitting into a peg. I have an afro with ringlets, not like my grandmother who has tight curls. Race has always been something I have thought about. I’ve seen people be racist to my grandmother for her darker complexion and African heritage. I have never experienced racism, but I feel very responsible in understanding my family’s history. I always laugh thinking about the shape of my family, it is as if everyone who’s ever been at war has fallen in love. My Algerian grandmother married a French foreign legion sniper. My polish grandmother married a German American. My mother was born in Paris, my father in Canada.”


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