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Mood Valiant

Hiatus Kaiyote


Mood Valiant is the newest album from Australian neo-soul band Hiatus Kaiyote, and we have it here on Mint Green vinyl.

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Exclusive Features

color Mint Green
foil stamped Yes
numbered Yes

Other Features

download code Yes
exclusive VMP Exclusive
extras glow in the dark scratch 'n sniff sticker sheet, 8 page booklet, photos of the band
jacket type Gatefold
label Ninja Tune
mastering engineer Dan Ellison
pressing location Optimal Media Production
release type New Release

By the Numbers


1LP

format

2021

original release year

331/3
rpm

speed

1000

total pressing quantity

12
inch

vinyl size

standard

weight

Description


Mood Valiant has been in the making for six years, but that interval reflects more hustle than hiatus. The result is an album that relaxes into a groove: sunlit, sublime, masterful. Behind everything is Hiatus’ familiar sense of musical adventure, their knack for making the complex sound simple.

The six year journey of the album originally began on the road, as they began to add new material to their live sets in while touring in support of Choose Your Weapon. By the fall of 2018, backing tracks had largely been laid, ready for Nai’s vocals. Then, during a brief swing through the U.S., Hiatus’s frontwoman was diagnosed with breast cancer. “That was a massive scare,” recalls Nai. Her mother’s death from the same disease was never far from her mind. Nai rushed back to Australia and into the hospital, where she underwent a life-saving mastectomy. As Nai recovered, the band turned back to their work with altered perspectives. Her lyrics, even those written before her illness, took on a prescient quality. It wasn't until a trip to Rio de Janeiro in late-2019 to work with legendary Brazilian arranger Arthur Verocai on "Get Sun" that the vibe of the entire album shifted.

 

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Tracklist


More Music, Less Stress

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