[ Brainfeeder / CD ]
Release Date: Friday 25 June 2021
Mood Valiant is Melbourne-based wondercore four-piece band Hiatus Kaiyote's first new album since the runaway success of 2015's Choose Your Weapon.
In the six years since its release, Choose Your Weapon has been sampled by hip hop royalty Anderson .Paak, The Carters, Chance the Rapper, Drake and Kendrick Lamar.
Mood Valiant has been six years in the making, but that interval reflects more hustle than hiatus.
The result is an album, bookended by legendary Brazilian composer, arranger and producer Arthur Verocai's strings, that relaxes into a groove: beguiling, masterful, sublime, sunlit.
Behind everything is Hiatus Kaiyote's signature swagger of funk & soul fusion and familiar sense of musical adventure - their knack for making complex sound simple.
Mood Valiant is a triumphant cry in the dark: we will live to funk another day.
"Hiatus Kaiyote's music stretches and bends every parameter"- The New York Times
1. Flight Of The Tiger Lily
2. Sip Into Something Soft
3. Chivalry Is Not Dead
4. And We Go Gentle
5. Get Sun feat. Arthur Verocai
6. All The Words We Don't Say
7. Hush Rattle
8. Rose Water
9. Red Room
10. Sparkle Tape Break Up
11. Stone Or Lavender
12. Blood And Marrow