Watch Hiatus Kaiyote’s Japanese Film-Inspired Video For And We Go Gentle

Hiatus Kaiyote’s visual for “And We Go Gentle” takes its style from Japanese tokusatsu films which are known for live action and special effects. Singer Nai Palm came up with the video’s concept thinking about the Mothra villain character from the 1961 movie. Palm explains,

“‘And We Go Gentle’ is a song about why moths are attracted to light. For the video, I wanted to reference the Japanese film style of tokusatsu in celebration of Mothra (an angel moth that can defeat Godzilla). I made the costume myself out of aquarium plants and old tabi boots. The video is a search for love but from a quirky humorous perspective. On the morning of the shoot, there was an earthquake, which added to the mystery and epic-ness of the shoot. It was such a dream to work with director Grey Ghost again. He is such a creative champion.”
The latest video from their Mood Valiant album comes at the same time the band announces their 2022 European tour dates. The first date takes place in Berlin during the month of September and will have its last stop in Barcelona on October 18th. Tickets for the shows will go on sale this Friday November 19th via their website. The Australian R&B band returned after a six-year break with third album Mood Valiant this year.