The Child of Lov

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The Child of Lov
Birth nameMartijn William Zimri Teerlinck
Born(1987-03-31)31 March 1987
Lendelede, Belgium
OriginAmsterdam, Netherlands
Died10 December 2013(2013-12-10) (aged 26)
GenresR&B, funk, psychedelic soul
Years active2012–2013
LabelsDomino Records, Double Six Records
Associated actsMF Doom, Damon Albarn, Thundercat

Martijn William Zimri Teerlinck (31 March 1987 – 10 December 2013), known as Cole Williams, or The Child of Lov, was a poet and a musician born in Belgium, but raised in Amsterdam[1] and Alkmaar,[2] The Netherlands.


The debut single "Heal" was released by Domino Recording Company’s sister label Double Six on 26 November 2012.[3] The accompanying video was shot in Atlanta, Georgia by the LA-based duo Focus Creeps (who have previously directed videos for Arctic Monkeys and Girls).[4] His second single "Give Me", was released on 7 January 2013, after a demo leaked online sometime in 2012.[5] Williams' debut album The Child of Lov was released in June 2013 and features contributions from DOOM, Thundercat and Damon Albarn.[1]

He suffered from Marfan syndrome and died of complications of surgery on 10 December 2013. [6][7]


Studio albums[edit]


  • Crying Thunder (2013)


  1. ^ a b Greene, Jayson (5 June 2013). "The Child of Lov: The Child of Lov". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved 5 June 2013.
  2. ^ "Dichter en muzikant Martijn Teerlinck 'The Child of Lov' (26) overleden". Retrieved 10 December 2017.
  3. ^ Minsker, Evan (8 October 2012). "The Child of Lov: "Heal"". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved 22 November 2012.
  4. ^ Renshaw, David (20 November 2012). "Radar Band Of The Week - No. 114: The Child Of Lov". NME. Retrieved 22 November 2012.
  5. ^ "The Child of Lov". Retrieved 10 December 2017.
  6. ^ "The Child Of Lov dies, aged 26". 13 December 2013. Retrieved 10 December 2017.
  7. ^ "R.I.P. The Child Of Lov". 13 December 2013. Retrieved 10 December 2017.