The Child of Lov

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The Child of Lov
Birth name Martijn William Zimri Teerlinck
Born (1987-03-31)31 March 1987
Lendelede, Belgium
Origin Amsterdam, Netherlands
Died 10 December 2013(2013-12-10) (aged 26)
Genres R&B, funk, psychedelic soul
Years active 2012–2013
Labels Domino Records, Double Six Records

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)