Wax Meets: CHILDE
Posted on: December 10, 2023 – Words by
Step into the artistic world of CHILDE, a visionary musician based in East London, whose music effortlessly blends intricate melodies, compelling lyrics, and a diverse array of sounds. With a warm and welcoming demeanour, CHILDE graciously opens the doors to his home, setting the stage for an intimate preview of his upcoming performance. As he expertly puts everyone at ease, we are invited into a realm where musical genres seamlessly converge, promising a one-of-a-kind and unforgettable experience with each note. Our journey with CHILDE continues as we join him during a soundcheck, delving into discussions about his musical evolution, recent debut album, upcoming performances, and much more.
Tell us a bit about yourself…
I’m CHILDE, I’m a singer-songwriter based in London. I began writing music as a teenager and eventually learnt guitar and piano. I find songwriting a very cathartic experience to process and understand moments in my life. I would probably describe my sound as “experimental pop”.
You recently released your debut album, can you tell us a bit about it?
Ultimately, I’m in a feelings business. I use songwriting and creating to understand how I’m feeling in the moment and to process it. ‘Stoned and Supremely Confident’ is me writing down how I feel about life and trying to figure it out, process it and understand it. I’ve sort of taken the audience on the journey with me, so it’s very personal to me.
What about writing the music, where does inspiration come from? Do you have a process?
Generally, I get a bit of a lightning bolt moment down from the heavens. I use songwriting as a tool for understanding really, so it’s very personal to me.
It’s an interesting experience now being able to bring a song from the studio to an audience in real life, by the time I get it to them I have had time to process it and I hope that my live performances reflect that.
As an artist and creative, do you find clothing to be a means of expression or a daily formality?
Fashion is another form of self-expression for me, because, I can put something on and feel like an alien on stage and that kind of puts me in the right headspace to get on stage and perform for people.
What does London mean to you?
For me, London is this rich tapestry patchwork of different cultures and different experiences. And my music, for me, represents that too. I don’t want to stay in one lane, I want to be free to create without the boundaries of genre and expectation.