Hiatus Kaiyote – “Breathing Underwater”

Something is in the water in Australia. We have mentioned this before, as has every music publication that is paying attention. There is something in the water fueling creatives down under, super-charging them with the spirit of genius – and Hiatus Kaiyote is breathing it in. They want you to breath it in to.

“Breathing Underwater” is a beautiful technical masterpiece with parts dancing around one another, fitting perfectly together like complex Tetris pieces that slowly build an Atlantian master-work. The latest from Hiatus Kaiyote is a breath of fresh air deep beneath the surface. The sounds and structures of the song are familiar and yet foreign. It is as if the listener is for the first time exploring the ocean’s depths, recalling primordial beginnings.

The self-styled future soul sound conjures an extreme sense of mystic nostalgia. Nai Palm’s voice pulls the listeners soul into a warm embrace before taking it by the hand through former versions of itself.

Hiatus Kaiyote is an immensely talented group that does a lot with very little. We will certainly keep our eyes trained in their direction and we strongly urge you to do the same.

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