AprilFoolChild | photo by Morgan Smith | @phobymo
Relatable songwriting with Philly’s AprilFoolChild
The soulful singer-songwriter and flautist discusses her new project ‘Lost In Translation.’
AprilFoolChild is a local artist, but one I’ve been watching for years, since I first started as an intern at WXPN in 2014. She’s one of the first artists I got to write about for WXPN — she’s one of the first I got to introduce to WXPN, on her project The Rough Break-Up and its song “144,000” — and I got to watch her get spun on the radio, record live in WXPN studios, and have watched as she’s continued to release new music in the years since, from that Rough Breakup EP, to her project IKnow Y’all Don’t Give AF__ and beyond.
She’s been doing her thing, traveling from Philly to Cali, and in the past year as life has been life-ing on a lot of us, she came back stronger physically, emotionally, spiritually, with some good music for this new album Lost In Translation, which dropped this past Friday.
I invited Philly’s flute bae, aka Brielle, aka AprilFoolChild to WXPN studios to chat about the new project, about grief, about family, and about rediscovering your voice for processing pain through creativity. Listen to our conversation in the player above and check out Lost InTranslation below, or on your favorite streaming service.