After his mother passed away, Bad Child found solace by producing his own music at home using his father’s computer and a bootleg copy of FruityLoops. “I’d spend hours making beats,” he explains, “I couldn’t stop creating. I didn’t start singing until after my mother’s death, it was the only way I could unpack my emotions.”
He wrote and produced his first song “BADCHILD” in three days, before moving to Toronto to pursue a music career. “I moved to Toronto not knowing anyone, just on a gut instinct. I lived out of an old rehearsal space with a hot plate and an air mattress. BADCHILD took on a different meaning to me. It was about finding redemption in my failures. BADCHILD is about not being good enough, not living up to expectations, it’s about trying to be a better person.”
Watch Bad Child perform that track, plus “Desert Island Lover,” live at Indie88 in the Black Box studio.