Hiatus Kaiyote Reveal New Single "Love Heart Cheat Code"

Three-time GRAMMY-nominated Hiatus Kaiyote releases the title track single from their forthcoming album 'Love Heart Cheat Code'. Keeping in line with the album’s themes of cherishing the warmth of platonic love, its title track “Love Heart Cheat Code” demonstrates how the same platonic love that the band has for one another seamlessly translates to their music. 

One of Hiatus Kaiyote’s greatest strengths is their ability to write collectively, and that process is rooted in the deep fun the band has playing together. The band’s bass player Paul Bender shares, “Everybody in the band has an array of toys and sounds and stuff, and I just remember thinking, ‘I wonder how it would sound if I put my little bass pedal on ‘harmonize’ mode?’” Simon on keys then added in chords from an old Roland RS 505 Paraphonic synthesizer that elicited a eureka moment for the band and Nai Palm shaped the jam into what would become the album’s title track.

Nai shares, “‘Love Heart Cheat Code’ doesn’t mean anything and it means everything. On one hand, it’s just cool words together. But also — and I don’t care if I sound corny here, because I’m a romantic — but I really believe if you move through the world with love, it’s the ultimate cheat code to the world.
Hiatus Kaiyote is gearing up to the release of their album, also titled 'Love Heart Cheat Code' on June 28th. The forthcoming album is a snapshot of four musicians dancing together on the edge, 11 playful, exuberant tracks that shine light. Throughout the album, Hiatus Kaiyote emphasizes sensing rather than knowing, a type of trust that can only be brought through creative harmony and hours of studio sessions. The result is a wide-eyed, cohesive, yet relaxed body of work that reflects a deeper understanding of themselves and the music they wish to share with the world around them. 

On the forthcoming album, the band’s direction is not always attained directly; less deliberate, and more via deliberation and drift: in jam sessions that last late into the night and early mornings; in meals shared; in messing around with equipment and with each other. The album also features other Melbourne-based musicians like Taylor “Chip” Crawford, who played an instrument of his own invention called the frello; guitarist Tom Martin; and flautist Nikodimos; and the unprecedented addition of a very important creative force: Mario Caldato, whose work with the Beastie Boys and Seu Jorge is the stuff of legends.
Stay tuned for more from Hiatus Kaiyote coming soon.

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