Photo Credit to badchildsound
Article by Stephanie Escobar
I was able to see BAD CHILD last year at a Lollapalooza aftershow where he opened up for Half Alive. He’s fairly new to the music scene with the release of his album “Sign Up” in 2019 but has garnered around 731,000 monthly listeners on Spotify. “Breathing Fire” is his most played song with 1.5 million plays. A self taught singer-songwriter, producer, and multi-instrumentalist, he's a great talent to keep on your radar.
I vividly remember a song that BAD CHILD had played during his set that night, which I had fallin in love with. A drum beat stuck with me that entire night, and I had told myself to make sure to add that song to my Spotify after the show. I came to realize that the song wasn’t out yet, but BAD CHILD finally released this beauty and it’s called “Blood”.
Being one his most personal songs yet he took to Instagram to share some insight of the meaning behind the song.
“This is a very important song to me, I wrote it to help understand my identity, my heritage, and my family. I grew up in a tremendously multi cultural family - African, French, German, Polish, American, Canadian. I always joke my family is everyone who’s ever been in a war falling in love with each other. Blood is what fertilized the roots of my family tree.”
A celebration of embodying a multitude of cultures and embracing what each one has to offer. The opening of this song shows just that with a resounding trumpet followed by a heart pounding drum beat. This song will definitely have you moving.
BAD CHILD characterizes family members throughout the verses of the song - Grandma was a saint, Grandpa was a sniper - sharing a part of his family past. “It’s in my blood” resonates through the chorus as he acknowledges what he has learned through his family. Ultimately being a part of him; it’s family.
Check out “Blood” on Spotify