Chiild told black artists who inspired our work

    Last year, Montreal singer Chyield arrived with Jonathan Mane for his debut project. Synthetic sole. The seven-track effort was led by the success of “Count Me Out” and “Pirouette”, a track that helped him gain a lot of attention. He It was eventually named one of the most promising Canadian acts, and this year, Chiel will look to finish with his upcoming debut album, Hope for sale.

    While we are yet to get a release for the music or project, Jonatan from Chieild talked to us about the direction fans might expect him to go into Hope for sale. “I think the intention was – to break it – lyrically, to be more conversational, to reflect the time [more], “He said.” A lot of artists that I love and I have grown up to are like a mirror of society … It’s beautiful because you see what’s going on, what’s going on in life, Not just this much music, and you’re like, ‘Hey this is what I need to reflect, this is my reaction to that trend. ”

    As busy and heavy as this environment was for a year like 2020, 12 months could be, Chiail insists that as an artist, it is important for him to reflect the time for listeners of today and tomorrow . “I try to translate everything that has happened on the streets here and immortalize it on the record and say,” Hey you know what? Tomorrow is going to be better, ” he said.

    As he continues to produce new music for a release at some point this year, we sat down with Yonton of Child and asked him about some of the black artists who influenced him and his voice, because they They grew up and got their voice, and they gave us these ideas inspired by five (but actually six) black artists for their work.


    She is an Ethiopian singer. She Take out this self-titled album when I was a kid, or some time ago. It was played every few months just on the ride from Montreal to Toronto when I went to visit the family. Was so quiet, so moody, [and] It was still so much a part of our culture. As an artist, you are a sponge, so it quickly seeped into me. I would say that she is definitely my first inspiration. If you listen to the record, it’s the version of his album, it’s called “The Illuminated Audio Version”, and it’s so meditative, so peaceful, it just takes you to another place. When you think about the music we’re making, that’s a big part. There is a sense of escapism, I want you to turn on your headphones, or turn it out loud, and just get lost in it, create a ritual around the record and I feel like that album taught me what to do. The best way for me to describe it, I’m not sure what it is called by the word, but this is the moment where there is nothing that makes you sad. That’s where you’re on the verge [of tears] And you’re like I don’t know why I feel like this and it’s heavy. This is the goal, this is the destination [with escapism]. I know it sounds dramatic, but I am very dramatic.

    massive Attack

    [They’re] Like a black and a white artist in one. To be fair, I don’t really see the same color partly because of the same experience we talked about earlier. I would say that perhaps the closest attempt to music mixing is R and B, punk, reggae, dub, [and] Industrial. This is what they have created as their world… I feel like trying to make the world Our Along with myself, I want to be the best in class in my space with my gotra and my people and build that one-to-one relationship. When I hear a massive attack, I’m like, this is something that is not classified as black music, but black music for me. This is something I enjoy. Other things in life taped me into who I am in an attempt to fit in, being an Ethiopian Canadian, it’s like how much representation we have in the world or in the media until The Weeknd is like yesterday. It’s not that long ago, I would say that I was just encouraged to be myself because this is the only way I was able to radiate the way I wanted to walk. There is a quote I am misreading that I have heard that I think it is best: “Great strength is shown in moderation.” Stopping doing all those things and just focusing on my values ​​and what I want to do in the world is my greatest strength and where I get my strength. It took a really long time to get to a place where I was like, “This is me, this is who I am, whoever takes it or leaves it.” It really makes everyone feel completely themselves It takes a lifetime to achieve. At the same time, that’s what it’s about, that’s why I’m doing it. I’m doing this to represent myself and people like me and people will find it .

    Sam cook

    Because how “Count Me Out” was conceived. “Count Me Out” actually came from my side watching an episode Being mary jane And Sam Cook’s “(someone’s) spontaneity was playing my trouble mind”. I was immediately taken aback by it, I bought every CD I could find, or vinyl, but I essentially collected all of them that year and studied it, studied it, its Studied and I was like, “I want this.” I want to do something that feels like it but it is a reflection of all my inspirations. When you think of “Count Me Out” and how that string starts in intro and how it happens in 6/8 and the way it is created. You can tell that as an artist you’re a sponge, I’ve been listening to Sam Cook all year, “Count me out” happens, it’s just a natural process. I am not sure that everything I am trying to do is on purpose. I think that as artists we recognize things that are beautiful, interesting forms and that stuff happens in your everyday life. You go out of the house and you see a strange car and you say, “Oh, that’s really interesting, there’s something really fascinating about it.” With music, you go into the studio and push a bunch of buttons and do all kinds of things and when something is really special, as a great artist you recognize it, that’s all you’re doing . Like yes, you pressed the button, and yes, you make it sound, but the point is did you recognize it, that’s the difference.

    Bob Marley

    I am going back in time, so it is as if part of my DNA is also growing. If you are in an Ethiopian family, you understand the influence of Bob Marley but what is influential and his ability to represent everyone with Bob Marley. Every shed of black was represented with Bob Marley and is a man, it is unbelievable. He He spoke and I really respect him and wish to get a fifth of his energy. I think some things are popular because they are popular and some things are popular because they are good and I think Exodus Is popular because it is both good and popular. It’s just unbelievable, maybe that’s the album I listen to the most. I love “Buffalo Soldier”, I love the story element, “No Woman No Cry” [as well]. It’s a journey, you turn on that album and just feel incredibly symmetrical from top to bottom. वह He is telling his story, but at no point do you feel what he is saying is attacked or threatened, and I think it is a great power of him and his allies. He Can be revolutionary without making you defensive. This is magic, I don’t know how you do that. You just sing with it whether you are a criminal or a victim. You’re like, “I’m with you.” If it has not been studied already, it needs to be studied that there is no messaging.

    Jimmy hendrix / the weekend

    I would say that Jimi Hendrix, for his incredible gift, his talent, and his ability to communicate just through his instrument, is something we all musicians want to do. The second would be The Weeknd recently. Representation alone, the fact that he just keeps pushing the bar for artists like us, like I said, growing up there was no one who looked like me on TV and for him to continue pushing the bar and make it At the same time making it incredibly inspiring and challenging. I am constantly in awe. This is the kind of strip that keeps on moving, if it makes sense. I am grateful that we have someone like that.


    Latest articles

    Related articles