Engineering a musical refuge with their woozy R&B inflections, Montreal-based band Chiiild debut their artistic project with “Count Me Out” - a haze of celestial rhythms and cosmic harmonies.
Opening with a swathe of mournful strings, rolling drumbeats collide with static space rhythms to shape an intriguing musical landscape. Despite the cosmic invasion and ethereal melodies, “Count Me Out” still holds a level of human reflection, with the line “dragging me down from where I’m at” delivered with melancholic introspection.
“‘Count Me Out’ is about being a work in progress,” explains Chiiild. “An exercise in persistence and listening to the omens.”
With impressive production rights accredited to working on Diplo and Skrillex’s Grammy Award-winning album and producing with the likes of Lady Gaga and Usher, the group have manifested their skillset to curate a body of “synthetic soul” wrapped in stirring inflections and funk-filled basslines.