Rising English indie-alt artist, Childe, shares his new single “Bad Ideas.” “‘Bad Ideas’ is about being an attention seeker. Attention through affection. But then not wanting it once you’ve got it,” says Childe in a press release. The song’s music video was directed by Polish visual artist, Lukasz Pytlik.
Childe was raised in a small rural town in England, with anything but a fairytale upbringing. His father was rarely in the picture and exited his life regularly.
“When I was 14 I went on holiday with my dad,” he said. “He was supposed to be sober and we agreed that he could drink and I could smoke cigarettes. We cycled along a canal and slept in a tent outside different pubs. On the first night, we went to the pub and then he got me stoned for the first time and I lost my shit. At 2 am I woke up and threw up all over the tent and him and he had to clean it up. The exact same happened the next night.”
The “Bad Ideas” cover art is a photo from that trip. He began writing music when he was a teenager; inspired by artists like Tracy Chapman and Bright Eyes. He learned piano, guitar, and eventually was enrolled at the BRIT school, the legendary performing arts high school in London. There, he was able to escape from his childhood and connect with likeminded people and artists.
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