Hiatus Kaiyote Enchants Us With 'Breathing Underwater' Video
If there is one thing you can count on, it is that Hiatus Kaiyote will always keep you excited. Following the release of their second album in May 2015, Choose Your Weapon (iTunes), and a very lengthy summer tour, this future-soul quartet gave us the gift of a new music video for their single Breathing Underwater.
There is no doubt that Choose Your Weapon was the album that completely broke the ice for Hiatus Kaiyote. Being quite obviously different than their first project, Tawk Tomahawk (iTunes), the sounds are that of West-African funk, jazz, soul, and R&B. The record unsurprisingly skyrocketed and grabbed the #1 spot on Billboard's 'Heatseekers' chart, and review aggregator Metacritic ranked the album 88 out of 100, indicating Choose Your Weapon 'universal acclaim'.
Breathing Underwater was the first track released to the public on this new album, truly showing that these newly-released sounds of neo-soul groove better than every before. Front woman Nai Palm's ethereal vocals and compassionate lyrics pair with the accompaniment of super tight instrumentation rather immaculately - and their new video completes this atmosphere.