Arresting and surreal, Precious Child’s prolific body of work exists at the convergence of body horror, conceptual art and experimental pop. Working with the medium of music and video, the Los Angeles-based artist culls sonic inspiration from glossy mainstream pop, cacophonous industrial and metal to create work that confronts transformations in identity, perception and the nature of existence.
Released in Summer 2018, Precious Child’s third album WHOLLOHW ruminates upon the concept of the individual and the slippery inscrutability of our experience. Perhaps the methods by which we relate to our ego and our sense of self-consciousness can be viewed as technologies? Paper Magazine described it as “A fascinating (NSFW) exploration of dysphoria and the abstraction of identity...[pulling] sonic inspiration from industrial, dark, mainstream pop, and metal genres".
Precious Child’s 2017 album TRAPPED marked the beginning of the artist’s close collaboration with multimedia digital art/director Cade, whose work explores the worlds of fetish, gender deconstruction and post-internet intimacy. The culmination of this collaborative work saw the video for "My Little Problem (Violet Door)", which premiered via Paste Magazine, along with "Phantom", an experiential audio-visual artist's statement for TRAPPED that premiered via Antihero Magazine. Precious Child is currently working on new video material with Cade as well as an experimental mini-video series debuted via Instagram, and is in the studio with multiplatinum producer Ulrich Wild (Static X, Slipknot, Emile Autumn, Stone Temple Pilots, White Zombie, Deftones) working on a forthcoming new full length with members of Filter and Puscifer.
Prior to TRAPPED, Precious Child released full lengths Bloody Knees, accompanied by a music video for "I Fall" featuring America’s Next Top Model alumni Nina Burns, and ESCAPE, a soundtrack composed for the Neil Gaiman biopic "Dream Dangerously.” With the release of ESCAPE, Precious Child collaborated with Alabama artist Yonderpuss on video work accompanying the songs "Magic is Real" and "To Need" - exploring the imagination and wonder of life via digital manipulation and body modification.
My Little Problem:
* Tempt Fest
* Desert Rocks Film Festival
* Video!Video! Chicago
“A fascinating exploration of body dysphoria and the abstraction of gender identity [...] confronted in “My Little Problem (Violet Door)” and their recent visual mini-album, Just a Body” - PAPER
"ESCAPE is a delicate balance of instrumental layers, electronic clarity, and rock sensibility." - Music Existence
"The music video which [...] is a chilling visual depiction of one’s personal battle against darkness, something many can attest to." Glitter and Stilettos