Chiiild has teamed up with Jensen McRae on a reimagined version of his song “Gone,” out now via Avant Garden.
With Chiiild’s debut album Hope For Sale set for release July 23rd, the Montreal-born, LA-based polymath continues his run of hits with the new version of “Gone.”
Regarding the collaboration, Chiiild says: “‘Gone’ featuring Jensen is a reminder that there are always two sides to every story” Jensen continues, “I was so excited when I got connected with Chiiild for this collab. He has such a special, rich voice and his music exists at the nexus of multiple genres I love. As soon as I heard the first version of ‘Gone,’ I had so many ideas—the themes of miscommunication and emotional distance are things that I think a lot of people can relate to but don’t want to admit it. It was such a thrill to hear it all come together. I don’t have any music by myself that sounds like this and I can’t wait for people to dive into it—it’s a perfect song for the summer.”
Chiiild recently demonstrated his arena-worthy stage presence in his U.S TV debut on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, performing two of his most acclaimed singles to date in “Pirouette” and “Sleep Walking.”
Chiiild has made a name for himself by occupying a space typically not representative of Black artists within the alt/pop genre. Chiiild uses music to tell stories about diversity, ask questions about humanity, and unify people over shared personal experiences. Taking influence from artists as diverse as D’Angelo, Tame Impala, Pink Floyd, and Marvin Gaye, he’s created an expansive yet timeless sound that is uniquely genre-bending.
Back in April, Chiiild released the original version of “Gone,” alongside a visual directed by Zac Wolf. On the meaning behind the song, Chiiild explains, “It’s hard enough to find the words. ‘Gone’ is a song about the simple misunderstandings that come up when you least see them coming.”