You’ll want to get to know @LostChilduk a bit more with revealing “Blacklist” (original and acoustic!)

LOSTCHILD, “Blacklist”

UK singer/songwriter Lostchild bravely got in front of the video camera and then had them let loose for the video of “Blacklist” (above).  Inspired by Madonna’s “Justify My Love” – you’ll recall Lostchild’s earlier take on her song “Skin” that I wrote about last year – basically the video is several hours in the life of a very exposed Lostchild (in more ways than one – so NSFW!) in his room.  It runs through a lot of underlying emotions, and of course is often very playful and naughty too.  All in all, it’s a video to show the very human side of our performer as he sings to a former lover who has shut him out.  If the video’s a bit too risque for you, then fortunately Lostchild has a tamer, acoustic video for the song as well.  As much as the original of “Blacklist” could be a fun song for dancing, the acoustic (below) is actually my preference as Lostchild showcases his expressive voice without layers of production to surround it.  The video is a bit more chipper too but still with enough rough edges to give off some genuine feels.  Both videos of “Blacklist” are terrific showcases for Lostchild, so your kind attention for what’s next is required in 2018!

Published in: on May 10, 2018 at 8:13 pm  Leave a Comment  
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New UK singer @LostChilduk boldly interprets a sparse rendition of @Madonna’s “Skin”

LOSTCHILD, “Skin” (free DL)

It’s so important when an artist covers a song by someone like Madonna that they either get it right in a straight-forward interpretation, or put a unique spin on it to help make it their own.  New UK pop/R&B singer Lostchild chooses the latter path with his version of “Skin”, originally found on Madonna’s 1997 album Ray Of Light.  I honestly hadn’t heard it in a while and had to go back to hear what Madonna achieved with it 20 years ago from one of her most classic albums, which basked in the cutting edge technology of the time.  Lostchild puts aside the focus on technology, opting for a lingering, sparse arrangement that showcases his restrained but often soulful vocal, which is a throwback for me to 80’s alt.pop singers like Feargal Sharkey (“A Good Heart”) or the late Black (“Wonderful Life”).   “Skin” is even shorter than Madonna’s original 6 minute version but its deliberate pacing provides a what’s-coming-up-next? approach that keeps you plugged into it.  “Skin” is a great introduction to Lostchild, from whom we can now look forward to his own new music.  Download “Skin” for free (under the “More” tab) at the link above.

Published in: on October 4, 2017 at 10:09 pm  Leave a Comment  
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