‘Mood Valiant’ is the third album from Hiatus Kaiyote. It’s the follow up to their critically acclaimed 2015 album, 'Choose Your Weapon'. As always, their songs shine light on a range of musical traditions. Mood Valiant crosses cinematic jazz, hip hop, funk, and soul, reflecting the vitality, originality, and prodigious skill the group is famed for.
First single 'Get Sun' radiates all the warmth of its titular star, with soaring strings, woodwind, brass and bossa-nova rhythms. It also features the talents of legendary Brazilian composer and arranger Arthur Verocai, whom the group met during a 2019 trip to Rio de Janeiro. ‘Red Room’ and ‘Stone Or Lavender’, also conceived in Verocai's studio, showcase a masterful blend of downtempo grooves, and R&B ballardry.
‘Mood Valiant’ is out now via Brainfeeder Records / Ninja Tune.
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