LISTEN — Hiatus Kaiyote ‘Breathing Underwater’

April 30th, 2015


“I could call your demons inside, soak them in chamomile, for your love, for your lover to find” is just one of the captivating lines from the whimsical new single by Australian future soul renegades Hiatus Kaiyote. While the song lyrically espouses matters of the heart set against the tragic state of our human condition, the track itself is a musical tribute to Stevie Wonder as noted by front woman Nai Palm — think Innervisions, 1973. The band has a knack for deftly gliding through rich chord and rhythm changes, making for some of the most refreshing and interesting music this generation has to offer thus far. Look out for the new album Choose Your Weapon May 4th. —Garth Trinidad, KCRW” — via NPR