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Doja Cat Covers Hiatus Kaiyote’s ‘Red Room’ on BBC Radio 1’s Live Lounge

Doja Cat has taken on Hiatus Kaiyote’s 2021 track ‘Red Room’ while appearing in the BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge. The singer does a fairly faithful rendition of the Melbourne future-soul/jazz purveyors’ original – appropriately bathed in bright red light – her voice gliding along the elastic bass (although there are some pitch issues later in the cover).

Doja Cat – real name Amala Ratna Zandile Dlamini – also performed two tracks from her latest album Scarlet, including the viral hit ‘Paint The Town Red’ and ‘Agora Hills’. Watch all three tracks below.

Doja Cat: ‘Red Room’ (Hiatus Kaiyote Cover)

Scarlet was released in late September, reaching #4 on the Billboard album charts and #5 on the ARIA charts in Australia. The rollout wasn’t without some controversy, with Doja Cat forced to redo the album cover after people noticed it was almost an exact copy of a new album from German band Chaver. The singer’s team quickly changed the cover.

Speaking of Hiatus Kaiyote, the band recently announced a one-off show at Melbourne’s Hamer Hall alongside the Dreamboat Orchestra. Nai Palm and co. will play a range of tracks from their three albums – 2012’s Tawk Tomahawk, 2015’s Choose Your Weapon, and 2021’s Mood Valiant – and have promised to preview some unreleased material.

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