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“BAD CHILD brings freshness to the music scene with his extraordinary vocals and unique lyricism.” – Open Call Magazine


“Nothing can replace the human connection, and BAD CHILD’s raw vocals will make you feel like he’s singing just to you every single time.” –  PLNK Wifi


“Behind its hardcore veil, “$1,000,000” is musically sound, striking, and shocking.” – Casablanca Sunset



04 FEBRUARY 2021 (TORONTO, ON) – Today, Canadian singer-songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist known as BAD CHILD shares the official video for his latest single $1,000,000 with 21 Entertainment and Universal Music Canada alongside Capitol Records stateside and Virgin Records in the UK.


The video splices together footage and photos taken over the last three years of BAD CHILD’s music career. This visual celebrates the people who have supported him and his artistic vision while serving as a reminder of what’s possible for the future as BAD CHILD gears up to release his debut full-length album. The video was shot in multiple locations (Toronto, Kitchener, Chicago, UK) and was produced by Rene Gibson and Kostadin Kolev. On the video BAD CHILD ruminates, “The video for ‘$1,000,000’ is my life up until now in the industry. I wanted to make a video to show my love to the people who helped me along the way and the love I have for them. Looking back at these moments really help me center and remind me where we are going and what I want to accomplish in my life.”


BAD CHILD is set to release his debut full-length album Free Trial on February 26. The 19-track album features previously released songs and six brand new tracks including “$1,000,000.” The album is narrated with voice over clips that guide the listener through the phases of record. See full track listing below. 


Over the past three years, BAD CHILD has quietly been gathering momentum as an artist. In the summer of 2019, he released his thematic debut EP Sign Up backed by his label partners, Universal Music Canada/21 Entertainment alongside Virgin Records in the UK and Capitol Records stateside. He quickly became one of Canada’s most exciting exports; profiled in the  Wonderland MagazineComplexHillyDilly, Sidewalk Hustle, Atwood MagazineToronto Star. BAD CHILD’s “Candy”, featuring Ryan Chambers, was included on the soundtrack for the highly publicized Netflix film, To All The Boys: P.S. I Still Love You. The only Canadian to be featured on the album which includes tracks from Sofi Tukker, Marina, Gordi and more. Last year, BAD CHILD’s single “Blood” was featured in a global Apple Watch campaign. Back in Canada, his first radio single “Breathing Fire” peaked at top five on alternative radio and was nominated for a 2019 SOCAN Songwriting Prize alongside Dilly Dally, grandson and Kaytranda. BAD CHILD teamed up with fellow Canadians Justin Bieber, Geddy Lee, Avril Lavigne, Walk Off The Earth and many more on a Bill Withers cover of the classic “Lean On Me” for the historic airing of Stronger Together Tous Ensemble, a broadcast event paying tribute to frontline health workers and raising funds for Food Banks Canada in the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic. 


BAD CHILD spent the last year reflecting on the music that shaped him; releasing a COVERS EP that included his own interpretations on songs by Harry Styles, Bill Withers and Soundgarden. As well, he flexed the production side of his artistry, experimenting with new sounds and instruments on his own tracks and collaborations.


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. 


FREE TRIAL Track List:

  1. Signing Up
  3. Breathing Fire
  4. HI DEF
  5. Blood
  6. $1,000,000
  7. Suitable Partner
  8. Pretty Girls
  9. Deeply In Love
  10. Candy (feat. Ryan Chambers)
  11. Desert Island Lover
  12. Mannequin
  13. Mannequin (Reprise)
  14. Picking Cherries
  15. Royalty
  16. Flowers
  17. Rouge
  18. Behave
  19. Payback


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Photo credit: Nik Arthur



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