Canadian singer-songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist known as BAD CHILD drops the provocative new track “HI DEF” with Capitol Records stateside along with 21 Entertainment and Universal Music Canada and Virgin Records in the UK. Released today, the new track arrives as a couplet titled, II which includes “HI DEF” as well as the latest single, “Blood.” II follows the release of the first two-pack I which came out earlier this year.
Coinciding with the release of “HI DEF” is the accompanying music video also out today. The polaroid-esque visuals for the track draw on the free-spirited vibe of the song, juxtaposed against the context of the lyrics with apocalyptic nuances throughout the video.
On the new song and video, BAD CHILD comments: “’HI DEF’ is a conversation about distraction and ignorance in the face of large social issues. The visual is about the things that happen in the background that go on to change the world. If you’re not looking, you’ll miss it.”
BAD CHILD continues to release new music including a cover of Soundgarden’s original “Black Hole Sun”, a song that was sung to him as a lullaby by his late mother, listen here.
BAD CHILD teamed up with fellow Canadians Justin Bieber, Geddy Lee, Avril Lavigne, Walk Off The Earth and many more on another Bill Withers cover of the classic “Lean On Me” as the broadcast event Stronger Together Tous Ensemble on Sunday, April 26. The cover was released following the show on all streaming platforms with all proceeds going to the Canadian Red Cross. Listen to the “Lean On Me” cover here.
BAD CHILD’s eccentric music and unique vision landed him on the festival circuit last summer playing some of the world’s most prestigious line ups including; Lollapalooza, Glastonbury, Reading & Leeds and Osheaga. Earlier this year, BAD CHILD was gearing up to join grandson and NoMBe as support for concerts across North America. Both tours have been postponed in light of the global situation.