Chiiild Helps Us Practice The Art Of Life With “Back To Life” Ft. Shungudzo

Practice makes perfect

Artwork courtesy of Grandstand Media

Montreal-based act Chiiild teams up with Zimbabwean artist Shungudzo in new single “Back To Life,” a surreal, mind-stretching piece where that gazes on the human condition through the notion of time, diversity, and experiences. With cooing choruses that soar over taut, slick riffage, “Back To Life” is a whirling soundscape that keeps pulling the tendrils of your subconscious thoughts:

In Shungudzo’s words, “Back To Life” is “a metaphor, a fantasy that life is just practice and somehow in the future, we can get a second shot at this. Chiiild and I wrote “Back To Life” on the day we met. We really bonded over being African artists who want to use music to tell stories about diversity, ask questions about humanity, and unify people over shared personal experiences. All of these themes are embedded in the lyrics of our song, and Chiiild’s music really compliments it, being so uniquely genre-bending yet still somehow reminiscent of something you’ve heard, or felt, before.”

“Back To Life” is from Chiiild’s upcoming debut EP Synthetic Soul, which will be out this fall. You can catch Chiiild on tour with Emotional Oranges starting next week, so don’t miss them:

9/14 – Vancouver, BC – Vogue Theatre

9/15 – Seattle, WA – The Crocodile

9/17 – Portland, OR – Hawthorne

9/19 – San Francisco, CA – Regent

9/21 – Los Angeles, CA – Fonda

9/24 – Houston, TX – The Studio at Warehouse Live

9/25 – Dallas, TX – Trees

9/27 – Atlanta, GA – The Loft

9/28 – Durham, NC – Art of Cool

9/30 – Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Steel

10/1 – Philadelphia, PA – TLA

10/2 – Toronto, ON – Phoenix

10/4 – Detroit, MI – Magic Stick

10/5 – Chicago, IL – Metro

10/7 – Boulder, CO – Fox Theatre

10/9 – Salt Lake City, UT – Metro

10/11 – Santa Ana, CA – Yost Theatre

10/28 – London, UK – Heaven

10/29 – Paris, FR – Nouveau Casino

10/31 – Manchester, UK – Gorilla

11/1 – Dublin, IE – Whelans

11/3 – Amsterdam – Melkweg OZ

11/4 – Brussels, BE – Rotonde Botanique

11/6 – Hamburg, DE – Terrace Hill

11/8 – Berlin, DE – Lido

11/9 – Copenhagen, DK

w/ Emotional Oranges