CloudKid Presents Silent Child - 'Fuck You' Interview
Rodney – aka Silent Child – joins us for an insightful talk on his desert island disc (and Xbox games), his dream collaboration and the process behind the writing of his latest single Fuck You. The vocals are a real stand-out feature on the track. The flow and delivery are unlike any other of your songs. How and why did you approach writing them?
On ‘Fuck You’ you’re exploring the idea of blocking and getting rid of hateful people in your life. Some people want to get rid of noisy eaters, or slow walkers for example. How about you? What’s Silent Child’s pet hate? Ha, I don’t even know why they do this but there are people who you try to to talk to and have a normal back-and-forth conversation with; but then when you’re trying to say something they just cut you off all the time. I’m like “dude you asked a question let me answer”. That’s a pretty common thing for some reason. So let’s get rid of people who don’t let you speak.
»My go-to game right now is Apex Legends. I don’t wanna brag but I get some good kills on there«
Let’s do a little dessert island discs now. The scenario: It’s August 2020, corona virus has us all out and you have to self isolate on an island. You can take a) one album b) one possession c) one movie. What’s it gonna be? a) the album has to be ’SYRE’ by Jaden. The album was kinda unexpected y’know. I was on Xbox talking to some friends and I was like “Yo, Jaden Smith just released an album. I’m serious! He just came out with a song. Shut up, I’m gonna listen”. And I played it and I was just though oh my god, Jaden can actually make music. I felt like he put of emotion into it. He’s weird but he knows what he’s talking about. On the creative side of weird I guess. b) Imma take my Xbox. That’s gotta come with me. My go-to game right now is Apex Legends. I don’t wanna brag but I get some good kills on there. c) I think it’s gonna be Avengers: Endgame. That’s a decent sized movie, like 3 hours long would fill out a lot of time. You’ve already done a ton of awesome collaborations with some great artists (Dooqu, Sem) and have got some more coming up too. Let’s say you’re also allowed to take someone to the island (remaining a 1.5m distance of course). Who would you take – alive or dead – to collab with you on a song?