DEAR TREASURED LISTENER,
OVER THE PAST 12 MONTHS, I’VE BEEN MOVING FURTHER AND FURTHER AWAY FROM A “MUSICIAN” KIND OF IDENTITY, AND FURTHER INTO A…”WHAT WOULD HAPPEN IF…” IDENTITY. THERE ISN’T A PAGE FOR THAT YET ON ITUNES..SO WHILE THEY WORK ON THAT, LET ME EXPLAIN WHAT’S GOIN’ ON HERE WITH THIS NEW NON-CATEGORY:
FIRST, AN IDEA STRUCK: 12 LITTLE SPELLS… I WANTED TO RELEASE ONE MORE SONG-EY ALBUM/TOUR PROJECT TO TIDE US OVER BEFORE I DISAPPEAR INTO THE BELLY OF DEVELOPING THE NEXT FULL THING*… THEN, ALL THE SUDDEN, THIS 12 LITTLE SPELLS IDEA JUST STARTED TAKING SHAPE IN MY IMAGINATION ALL QUICK-LIKE… AND MADE VARIOUS PARTS OF MY BODY TINGLE: HANDS, LEGS, SOLAR-PLEXUS, EARS, FEET, ARMS… (NO I DON’T USE DRUGS)… THIS TINGLING HAD A KIND OF HEALING SENSATION, AND I WONDERED: CAN I HARNESS THESE 12 LITTLE SENSATION-REVELATIONS INTO SOUNDS, WORDS, IMAGERY, AND PERFORMANCE THAT ACTIVATES THIS HEALING, TINGLING EFFECT IN OTHERS? I’M GONNA GO AHEAD AND ASSUME: YES… (ALL OF US CREATING AWAY HERE ON THIS LIVE-SHOW AND ALBUM ASSUME SO…WE’RE AUDACIOUS LIKE THAT) OH, AND GETTING INITIATED INTO REIKI DEFINITELY HELPED SET UP THIS PARADIGM… OF ARTICULATING THE IDEA THAT NOURISHING ENERGIES MOVING THROUGH ONE PERSON, CAN BE SHARED WITH ANOTHER… (AND SOMEONE ELSE MIGHT HAVE A PROFOUND LITTLE THING TO SAY ABOUT THAT AND THE VERY NATURE OF BEING A PERFORMER…BUT…WE’LL LEAVE IT TO THEM…)BUT, LIKE ANY RESPONSIBLE MAGIC-MAKER, I CAN’T TELL YOU ANYMORE. YOU’LL HAVE TO WAIT ’TIL WE’RE IN THE SOUND AND SPACE TOGETHER…AND JUST FEEL IT. (AND IF YOU DON’T FEEL A DAMN THING TWINKLING IN YOUR SOLAR-PLEXUS – OR ANYWHERE ELSE- AT LEAST HERE’S SOME DOPE ASS MUSIC)
*(DANCE EPIC-NESS TO BE EXACT, BUT MORE ON THAT NEXT YEAR)
Naomi “Nai Palm” Saalfield, the lead singer of Hiatus Kaiyote has been diagnosed with breast cancer, she revealed the news via IG today (October 18). Per Instagram, Saalfield wrote, “I say this to you hoping that you won’t expect soo much of me all the time. I am a strong motherfucker but I feel everything deeply.”
She says, “I am riddled with anxiety while trying to practice courage and patience daily in the face of the scariest and most emotionally triggering shit I’ve ever had to endure,” adding, “Let my music comfort you. This is what it’s for.” Find Naomi Saalfield’s post.Read More
I’m so excited to report that Paak aka Anderson Paak has new music it’s confirmed! The title of his latest single is Tints. Listen to his fiyah single featuring
K Dot(Kendrick Lamar). “I can’t be riding round and round the open strip/ I need tints (tinted windows),” .Paak sings,I couldn’t help but sing too…I wish this had made it out for
the summer but this jam will be a heater and settle into the fall. This is just a small indicator that the new album will be LIT!
Check out Tints and as always support the artist.