- Publish Date
- Thursday, 2 September 2021, 10:07AM
Salmonella Dub once again deliver a superb genre-bending track in "Finding My Way Home" feat. Tiki Taane, the second single to be released off the forthcoming new studio LP ‘Return To Our Kōwhai’, set for release November 12.
‘Finding My Way Home’ not only marks the announcement of the new album, but also speaks to a full-circle return to this point in time when the long-time musical collaborators and friends unite once again to create new music.
Just as he did with "For The Love Of It" on the band’s 'Killervision' album in 1999, Tiki has contributed lyrics with the band for "Finding My Way Home" - Te Ara Ki Tooku Ukaipo, a track written by the band in Whakatu and Sydney in 2015. Tiki’s additional vocals were recorded in his Papamoa studio pre-lockdown 2020, and his verses and chorus bring the bands kaupapa of the whole album into focus, with this track leading into the next single and album title track, ‘Return To Our Kōwhai’, - a nod to the whakapapa of our environment in these crazy COVID times.
A spine-tingling horn and vocal intro blends into a magical mix of finely-honed lyrics, grounded by a massive sub-bass line and one-take driving drums – all woven together with an other-worldly killer chorus of dreamy BV’s.
The video was filmed by renowned videographer Mark Russell earlier this year at Christchurch’s Electric Avenue festival, with the additional footage sourced during an autumn road trip the band embarked on, heading up north to their Kaikoura and Whakatu studios.
Salmonella Dub once more elevate their music to be more than a three minute distraction for your ears, revelling in taking the listener on a journey of top-tier musical story-telling.
"Finding My Way Home" is a call to be free, true to yourself and to embrace, as Tiki sings, ‘the liberation of mind, body and soul, Te Mana Motuhake O Tino Rangatiratanga - take a trip to nirvana, let’s go!’
On the inspiration for writing the new song, Tiki says, “There comes a time in all our lives when we feel the need to stop running and return back home, to where our bones belong. This song is about acknowledging that journey and not being afraid to make those big life changes.”
"Finding My Way Home" is merely the latest taste of the atmospheric and mystical song-writing genius that Salmonella Dub are beloved for. Don’t miss your chance to experience them performing live on their Aotearoa Spring Tour.