words by Max Byrne

Every Hiatus Kaiyote track takes the listener on an intense musical ride, and ‘Breathing Underwater’ is no exception. The song constantly feels like a discovery: every chord, every syncopated beat and every harmony, with each of its layers catching you by surprise. On top of this, the song itself is completely enchanting and catchy.

Hiatus Kaiyote, the neo-soul Melbourne quartet led by Nai Palm are nothing short of geniuses and their musicianship is out of this world. ‘Breathing Underwater’ is the first single off their second LP Choose Your Weapon, out May 5.