The Sun caught up with Childs while he was in Penrith on his album tour to discuss his latest music and past controversies.
What can fans expect to see when they go to your shows?
With every performance itís a time that I let go. Itís a time when I loose myself and find myself all at the same time. I find that entertaining when somebody does that. When a performer gets lost in his work. Thatís something that I do.
Getting lost means I'm amping up my deepest song diary and opening my heart up for everyone to see.
Would you consider yourself to be very emotional and would you say this particular characteristic is reflected through your music?
Iím tragically emotional!
Of course it does. I think most ďartistsĒ they suffer. I suffer in my own daily way. No matter how good things get in my life the fact is half the world is dying or has been abused. Thatís something that most artists cannot pull themselves away from. It comes with the territory of being a musician.
Itís definitely a heavy load to carry.
I would like to think about myself sometimes, but it really doesnít happen like that. In fact I have difficulty with happiness myself. I donít know how to handle happiness. By the time this interview is over so many children will die because they cannot put food in their mouth.
Would you describe this so-called ďsufferingĒ as the curse of the artist?
So the dichotomy of it is - your curse bring curses to others.
Music was a way for me to escape.
I use to be a kitchen hand and I use to scrub toilets. I sang to get me through the day.
There is a curse with being a musician and I cannot separate myself from the pain of others.
Do you adapt this suffering into your music?
I was a songwriter before I was a musician. When I was really young I had no confidence in my voice.
I remember the first time I discovered music. I was a young boy and I got a stick and I was tapping it on a rock. I was rhythmically tapping it to the ground and humming. That was the beginning of my song writing. It developed and eventually I found my voice.
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