British artist Childe’s latest single “‘Just Me’ is about loneliness and feeling isolated in a busy world,” says the artist. “Fake friends and false conversations. I need to make sure I’m around the people who know me best or I can really lose it.” The animated music video features Childe travelling through an alien world. The clip was created by Alexis Giroux AKA Oodnuf, a Montreal-based illustrator and animator who forges his visual identity in psychedelic universes, where details and colors transport us to his exploding imagination. “The song made me think about the moon, so I thought it would be cool to tell a story about the moon and the sun confronting each other,” says Giroux. It’s also about transformation which I think reflects the song nicely.” Childe’s debut EP is set for release early next year via Prolifica Inc.
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. He began writing music as a teenager, deeply inspired by great storytellers like Tracey Chapman and Bright Eyes. He picked up piano and guitar and eventually was enrolled in the legendary performing arts high school – the BRIT school in London. Notable BRIT school alumni include Adele, FKA Twigs, Amy Winehouse, Rex Orange County and King Krule among others. It was there that he was able to escape from the instability of his childhood and find community and collaboration with other artists. He went on to open dates for King Princess and hone the sound you hear in Childe.