Since the release of the 2020 mystical debut EP, Synthetic Soul, Montreal-based artist, Chiiild has returned with an encouraging and boundary-pushing album titled Hope For Sale. After a successful year in 2019 with the release of three singles and touring with Emotional Oranges, Chiiild has developed sounds listeners will find gratifying and euphoric. Released through Avant Garden Records, the awaited album focuses on unity, diversity, and humanity while infusing influences from D’Angelo, Marvin Gaye, and Tame Impala. With this release, Chiiild says he’s “Aiming to cover the whole human experience, I dive into my outlook on life, love, and social justice. ‘This is Hope for Sale.”
Hope For Sale demonstrates the skills Chiiild has garnered through his musical career since living out of his car in Los Angeles. Having production ties with Usher, Jennifer Lopez, Chole x Halle and Jack U, Chiiild has used his extensive influences to create a blend of psych, soul, and r&b elements, triumphing the ears of a willing audience. The album has obtained much triumph and attention as Chiiild will be assisting Leon Bridges on his upcoming Gold Digger’s Sound tour. Chiild has also had the opportunity to have his TV debut on Jimmy Kimmel Live! and acquiring praise from Complex, UPROXX, and Hot New Hip Hop. Alongside the album, Chiiild has announced the Apocalyptic Optimistic tour, beginning August 1st at the Lollapalooza festival, having sights on Los Angeles and Montreal, and ending in Berlin on February 13, 2022.
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Spanning at 11 distinct tracks, Chiiild has proven to be unorthodox in his approach to music, starting with an airy psychedelic tone in “Sleepwalking” then finishing with an inspirational duo in “Gone” featuring Jensen McRae. McRae is one of two features that appear on this album, the other being rising r&b vocalist, Mahalia. Both features complement the tones Chiiild has created, allowing for his production, vocals, and charisma to possess the limelight.
Serving as a dreamy and encouraging album, Hope For Sale offers an escape for listeners but can be played on a sunny day by the beach or on a night out in the city.