The music of Hiatus Kaiyote strikes the perfect note merging poetry and polyrhythms. On the band’s debut album Tawk Tomahawk it’s as if the vast desert landscape has opened up, borrowing ingredients from far-reaching lands to concoct a distinctive flavor that is the essence of all its parts. Each song whispers of delicious, ancient stories untold.
The song ‘Nakamarra,’ with Q-Tip lending his voice in collaboration, is a direct ode to their Australian identity but has an old school sound that may remind SoulTrackers of early Rufus. “Nakamarra sweet red earth will hold you like the strength you bless to me true we engage humility/ watch me struggle with your words however truthful they may be we'll see in time/opening our hearts and nurturing our minds to shine.” album.
Hiatus Kaiyote - "Nakamarra"