Chris Cudby / Thursday 18th November, 2021 11:13AM
All set to return to Aotearoa in 2022 for shows in Auckland and Wellington, Melbourne superstars Hiatus Kaiyote serve up an illuminating feast for your eyeballs with their new video ‘And We Go Gentle‘. Featured on singer / guitarist Nai Palm and the gang’s breakout new album Mood Valiant (which launched in June via Flying Lotus’ imprint Brainfeeder), the song’s playful clip stars a glitzy, lamp-loving moth-person — who brings a touch of glamour to gritty urban streets, makes mischief in a chandelier store and bar, then drunkenly finds heaven through a back alley doorway. The romantic conclusion suits the song’s slinky grooves and luminous lyrics to a tee, experience director Grey Ghost‘s (Jeremy Koren) visuals below…
"’And We Go Gentle’ is a song about why moths are attracted to light. For the video, I wanted to reference the Japanese film style of tokusatsu in celebration of Mothra (an angel moth that can defeat Godzilla). I made the costume myself out of aquarium plants and old tabi boots. The video is a search for love but from a quirky humorous perspective. On the morning of the shoot, there was an earthquake, which added to the mystery and epic-ness of the shoot. It was such a dream to work with director Grey Ghost again. He is such a creative champion." – Nai Palm
Friday 11th February – Opera House, Wellington
Saturday 12th February – The Powerstation, Auckland
Tickets on sale via Live Nation
For complete tour and ticket information, visit: livenation.co.nz
‘Mood Valiant’ is out now via Brainfeeder.