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Dec 07, 2020

Prepare the Body

"Prepare the Body" by An Only Child


On his debut album “Prepare the Body,” An Only Child combines soft vocals and instrumentation ranging from orchestral, to more jazz-inspired, with electronic R&B creating an emotive and evocative listener experience. The twenty-nine year old, who is also trained as a modern dancer, considers identity and love, particularly self-love and queer love, on this debut.  His New Orleans background is potentially to blame for the album’s incorporation of saxophone and various jazz motifs, a staple genre of the region.  An Only Child sounds like a cross between Moses Sumney, with his authentic and gentle voice, and Prince, with his instrumentation choices and incorporation of electronic R&B, but is a force all his own.


By Emma Chekroun