Chiiild Is Montreal’s Most Soulful Secret

Arguably the most impactful shift from studio to star belongs to Chiiild, aka Yoni Ayal, who emerged as a fully-formed pop-R&B juggernaut on debut EP Synthetic Soul, which came out in February. True to its title, Synthetic Soul uses the technology of now to create something timeless. Weaving in orchestral embellishments, unrestrained guitar, and sun-kissed psychedelia, the seven tracks are taut enough for our sonically austere times, yet lush enough to entice repeat listens…

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