Grammy-nominated Melbourne neo-soul quartet Hiatus Kaiyote describes their style simply as “multi-dimensional polyrhythmic gangster shit,” but from a listener’s point-of-view, their musicianship and respective talent leaves many speechless. Fans have been waiting feverishly for more music since the group’s debut LP, and they’ve been rewarded with the three-song EP By Fire, premiering on Red Bull Music along with an interview with vocalist Nai Palm. The highlight is the prog rock-esque single “By Fire,” a burial song for Palm’s father (who tragically died in a house fire). It’s the complete opposite of a slow funeral march, however, with energetic synth lines and shifting tempos.
Hiatus Kaiyote: By Fire