Hiatus Kaiyote Shares New Video For “Chivalry Is Not Dead”

Hiatus Kaiyote shares a new video for “Chivalry Is Not Dead,” the broadcast premiere for which took place on Adult Swim over the weekend and is out online now. Co-directed by Lauren YS and Lester Chan with additional animation from David Osegueda, the new visuals are a deep dive into a colorful wormhole where the band is animated as various other-dimensional creatures. It’s a fitting visual for a track whose lyrics explore the bizarre mating rituals of leopard slugs (they turn fluorescent) and seahorses (they lock tails and dance).

Nai Palm shares about how the video came together, “One of my most beloved dearest friends, Lauren YS, who is a superstar illustrator, has intricately brought to life the inner fabric of my brain’s innermost desires. I feel like we are two parts of the same coin. They cover the visuals (in collaboration with animator Lester Chan), and we cover the sonics. We hope to take you on a sexy bizarre journey into the kinks of the animal kingdom. Love from us.”

“Chivalry Is Not Dead” comes from Hiatus Kaiyote’s critically acclaimed new album Mood Valiant out via Brainfeeder Records / Ninja Tune, which The New York Times described as “life-affirming, genre-defying cosmic soul” and Pitchfork praised as “the most vibrant they’ve ever sounded.”