Hiatus Kaiyote – Red Room

Hiatus Kaiyote

Red Room


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Author:

Stacy Klein

Published:
May 04, 2021

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173

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4 times

Sounds like:

Charlotte Dos Santos,
Nai Palm,
Jordan Rakei

Tags:

neo-soul
,
soulful
,
indie soul

Why do we like this?

“Red Room” is a velvety smooth mood track from Australian outfit Hiatus Kaiyote. It’s the second single off their upcoming album, Mood Valiant, due out June 25th via Brainfeeder Recorders/Ninja Tune, and follows their previously released lead single “Get Sun.”Mood Valiant is the band’s first new album in six years and follows 2015’s Choose Your Weapon, and lead vocalist Nai Palm’s solo debut Needle Paw.

The latest single showcases Nai Palm’s mastery of vocals, effortlessly disguising complex, skilled melodic runs in what, at first listen, sounds like easy-listening, mellow soul. It was written during a studio jam in Rio De Janeiro at 3am, and was inspired by the red lighting of the recording booth. Palm says in a press statement that it reminded her of an old bedroom she used to have:

“All the windows were red stained glass and whenever the sunset, my whole room would glow red for an hour until the sun dipped down. A magic moment in my everyday. It’s the celebration of the sanctuary of having a nest or a home”.

And this track makes for a beautiful background while appreciating the gift of home.




Stacy Klein

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Hiatus Kaiyote – Get Sun (Ft. Arthur Verocai)

Hiatus Kaiyote

Get Sun (Ft. Arthur Verocai)


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Author:

Jay Frelink

Published:
Mar 16, 2021

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Sounds like:

Erykah Badu,
Moonchild,
Jordan Rakei

Tags:

neo-soul
,
Erykah Badu
,
Jordan Rakei

Why do we like this?

After lead singer Nai Palm’s breast cancer diagnosis in 2018, the future of Hiatus Kaiyote was all but sure. However, the Australian neo-soul outfit is back. Back with hard-hitting drums, swirling synthesizers, and wonky guitar licks…and even horns and strings this time.

Joined by legendary Brazilian composer and arranger, Arthur Verocai, Hiatus Kaiyote has also announced their upcoming album of the same title, which comes out June 25th, more than 6 years after their latest album, Choose Your Weapon. That record featured the same experimental, boundary-pushing soul music that we’re hearing on this cut. I’m not sure what kind of magic is in the soil over in Australia, all I know is that I want some of it.

So, June 25th. I’m going on hiatus till then, with this song as my soundtrack. See you guys in June.




Jay Frelink

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