|Music On Vinyl
Release Date: 19 January 2018
Format: LP Double Vinyl
|NAI PALM NEEDLEPAW Limited Gatefold 180gram Audiophile Vinyl 2LP Set
Needle Paw is the first solo album by Nai Palm, the lead singer and composer of R&B future soul outfit Hiatus Kaiyote.
A two-time Grammy nominated singer, songwriter and musician from Melbourne, Australia, Nai Palm is a composer, instrumentalist, producer, vocalist and poet who approaches all of these self-taught disciplines with an intuitive, infectious grace. This gift has sent her and her band Hiatus Kaiyote on a journey to sculpt songs that have been received and treasured across the globe.
Celebrated by musicians from the late Prince, to Questlove, Erykah Badu and Chance The Rapper, and sampled by a wide range of artists including Drake, Kendrick Lamar and Anderson .Paak, Hiatus Kaiyote's success sets the stage for Nai's first solo effort.
Comprised almost entirely of her guitar playing and vocal arrangements, Needle Paw is Nai Palm's self-imposed challenge to explore the potential for immortality and timelessness within her music by stripping away the produced layers to focus on the element that is closest to the source of the human soul, the voice. As she explained in an exclusive interview with Julie Adenuga at Beats 1 "[the voice is] such an emotional instrument. So you really hear all the all the textures within that when there's nothing else."
In offering an overview, Nai states: "this record is a very personal leap into the deep end. I wanted to make something with no landmarks to hide behind and no team to fall back on."
Needle Paw is the rawest glimpse into Nai Palm's musical world. It is dreamlike, honest, and beautifully transparent, revealing her musical ruminations to listeners with a courageous vulnerability and artistic generosity. Nai sees this album as a reminder to musicians that they don't have to rely on production to expose their gifts.
Needle Paw features acoustic versions of Hiatus Kaiyote favorites "Atari," "Mobius," "When The Knife," "Molasses," and "Borderline With My Atoms."
180 gram audiophile vinyl
brand new solo album by Hiatus Kaiyote lead singer
Includes 2 exclusive inserts
1. WITITJ (LIGHTNING SNAKE) PT 1
3. CROSSFIRE / SO INTO YOU
3. HAVE YOU EVER BEEN (TO ELECTRIC LADYLAND)
2. WHEN THE KNIFE
3. BLACKSTAR / PYRAMID SONG / BREATHING UNDERWATER
1. BORDERLINE WITH MY ATOMS
2. HOME BODY
3. WITITJ (LIGHTNING SNAKE) PT 2