Hiatus Kaiyote - Mood Valiant (Red in Black Inkspot Vinyl)
Hiatus Kaiyote return in 2021 with their new album Mood Valiant! The twice-Grammy-nominated band is comprised of Naomi “Nai Palm” Saalfield (guitar, vocals), Paul Bender (bass), Simon Mavin (keys), and Perrin Moss (drums) and the new album is the follow up to their 2015 album Choose Your Weapon, which Rolling Stone described as "a stunning step up" and took them from Glastonbury to Fuji Rock, from rocking the Roots Picnic to selling out the Sydney Opera House. The new project comes after being sampled on songs by The Carters (Beyonce & Jay-Z), Kendrick Lamar, Anderson .Paak, Chance The Rapper, and Drake - with whom Nai Palm collaborated on his Scorpion album.
“The title of the album really encapsulates the whole spectrum of the journey,” Bender says. “Everyone’s been through some big challenges. I feel like we charged through the mud to get this thing done. And there’s just this valiant, victorious feeling, coming out of storm into calm waters. The sun is shining, we see the shore. We did that! I feel proud of the way this sounds, the emotional depth of it. And I hope that it brings people some sort of comfort in this hard time.” Mood Valiant is an act of love, of courage, of altered perspective, of sister-and-brotherhood.