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Hilang Child Releases New Single “5, 6, Sidekick” – Out Now via Lovely People | Single Feature

May 23, 2024

Hilang Child Releases New Single “5, 6, Sidekick”

Out now via Lovely People

Any month with new music from Hilang Child simply highlights a special season, seeing the May month out in style Hilang Child returns with the stunning new single “5, 6, Sidekick” which is out now via Lovely People.

Hilang Child is the project of London/Brighton based Welsh-Indonesian musician and songwriter Ed Riman. An artist we are always dazzled by, and with the new single you can understand why. The new track “5, 6, Sidekick” is described as a song about celebrating the body you’re born with. 

On the song, Hilang Child comments “It’s about embracing your physical traits and seeing the Beaty in yourself and others, no matter what people say. I was reflecting on the body standards society has perpetuated, and the insecurity people feel around being ‘too tall’, ‘too short’, ‘too fat’, ‘too thin’ etc. It’s’ about feeling fully self-confident in not fitting into those ideals, seeing those supposedly ‘imperfect’ physical traits as ‘assets’ rather than ‘imperfections’, both in yourself and others”.

The new single swirls into this immersive atmosphere with ricocheting lo-fi percussive hits and this stirring melodic momentum ready to burst into focus at any given shift. But the raw lyrics, courageous vocal harmonies, and expressive range from Ed direct the emotional intensity of this exploration. The textures cushion the almighty words, layering with this importance behind the intimate nature of the words, peaking and advancing to more intensive strikes and revitalizing the structure. The single progresses to this euphoric turning point and an explosive realisation, something that grips the listener and alters their own mood.

The addictive rhythms of this exploration have this subtle nod to a 90’s indie pop classic which you can embrace through the tonality, and more so with the impressive vivid formation of the hooks elevating the composition with this colourful juxtaposition and lifting the evolvement of the words, the further those lyrics look inward. Hilang Child has this effortless ability to draw such fragile themes amongst complex soundscapes, to deliver a striking array of affection through the sublime harmonic range and the piercing value of the themes touched upon.

Hilang Child releases another composition that anyone can relate to, embrace and challenge, and yet this contrast shines, as in equal parts the arrangement skirts on this immensely personal voyage.

Hiland Child’s songs stay with the listener, his immense songwriting skills have led to the artists’ songs joining playlists on Spotify New Music Friday and Apple Music’s New In Indie and New In Alternative playlists, as well as TV syncs on BBC, ITV and Channel 4. In 2021 he led a British Council-funded international music project, creating music from field recordings of forests in the UK and Indonesia, and in 2023 appeared on EarthPercent’s Earth Day charity compilation alongside artists such as Coldplay, Brian Eno and Nile Rodgers.

Hilang Child is supported by funding from PRS foundation and Help Musicians.

Listen to the single here – https://lovelypeople.lnk.to/hilangchild


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