Chiiild is an experimental soul band from Montréal, Quebec, Canada. Formed in 2017, the band is led by Yonatan “xSDTRK” Ayal and is currently signed to Avant Garden Records and 4th & Broadway (Def Jam Recordings).
Their unique sound, which they describe as “synthetic soul,” incorporates elements of various genres, including soul, R&B, psychedelia, jazz, indie, and pop.
- Origin: Montréal, Quebec, Canada
- Genres: Synthetic soul, R&B, psychedelic soul, indie electronic
- Years active: 2017-present
- Labels: Avant Garden, 4th & Broadway (Def Jam Recordings)
Musical Style and Influences
Chiiild’s music is often described as “genre-bending” due to its collaborative and experimental approach.
Their sound draws inspiration from artists such as D’Angelo, Tame Impala, Pink Floyd, Marvin Gaye, The Notorious B.I.G., Brandy, Wu-Tang Clan, Fleetwood Mac, and Moby.
- Yonatan Ayal: Producer, lead vocals, bass guitar, sampler
- Pierre-Luc Rioux: Guitar, Producer
- Lauren “LYON” Malyon: Violin, keyboards, tambourine, backing vocals
- Maxime Bellavance: Drums
- Apocalyptic Optimistic Tour (2021)
- The Boundless Tour (2022) (supporting Leon Bridges)
- A Very Emotional Tour (2019) (supporting Emotional Oranges)
- JUNOS Awards
- Prism Prize
- We The Beat Awards
- Count Me Out
- Back to Life
- Hands Off Me
- Bon Voyage