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Hiatus Kaiyote Announce New Album ‘Mood Valiant’

Australian neo-soul legends Hiatus Kaiyote have returned today with news of their first album in six years, Mood Valiant. Oh, and a new song. Oh! A nationwide tour as well. It’s all bloody happening, folks.

Mood Valiant marks the first full length project from the band since they released Choose Your Weapon back in 2015.

To commemorate the announcement, they’ve dropped its stunning lead single ‘Get Sun’, alongside Brazilian composer Arthur Verocai.

“We had recorded the song ‘Get Sun’, and it already sounded good,” said bassist Paul Bender in a press statement.

“We had no idea what he had written for it. When Verocai fired up his horn and string sections, it was a release for everyone. Tears were running down my face.”

Of course, part of the reason for the delay in between albums was lead vocalist’s Nai Palm’s diagnosis of breast cancer a few years ago.

“When you think your life is going to be taken away from you, it makes you think about who you are,” Palm explained.

“I guess after the breast cancer scare I decided that I needed to prove to life that the offering I have is genuine. My only wish is to live and offer my experience of time and beauty.”

Hiatus Kaiyote’s album launch tour will take place across dates in July, September and October. They’ll be playing shows in Melbourne, Canberra, Newcastle, Sydney, Perth, Adelaide and Brisbane.

Tickets for the tour go on general sale from 9am local time on Friday, 26th March.

Mood Valiant is out Friday, 25th June.

Listen to ‘Get Sun’, and view all tour details, below.

Hiatus Kaiyote ‘Mood Valiant’ 2021 National Tour

Tickets on sale from 9am local time Friday, 26th March

Friday, 2nd July
The Forum, Melbourne
Tickets: Official Website

Thursday, 30th September
UC, Canberra
Tickets: Official Website

Friday, 1st October
The Cambridge Hotel, Newcastle
Tickets: Official Website

Saturday, 2nd October
Enmore Theatre, Sydney
Tickets: Official Website

Thursday, 7th October
Astor Theatre, Perth
Tickets: Official Website

Saturday, 9th October
Lion Arts Factory, Adelaide
Tickets: Official Website

Friday, 15th October
The Tivoli, Brisbane
Tickets: Official Website

Also performing at St Kilda’s newest concert series April Sun on Sunday, 2nd May.

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