"Art is often seen as not very important, but it is. It's medicine, and it's empathy, and it's really powerful."
In the next instalment of the Her Sound, Her Story video series, Nai Palm's quiet reflection on music, writing and playing is both bold and thoughtful. The lead singer of neo-soul group Hiatus Kaiyote speaks to the companionship of songs, their offering of solace and describes the act of singing as joy in its simplest form. Although vivaciously and unapologetically herself in her identity as much as her musicality, Nai Palm describes the need to surrender: "it's not for your validation, it's for other people. It's amazing to have a sense of purpose."
Previously: View the previous Her Sound, Her Story episodes featuring Kasey Chambers, Kate Ceberano and Sampa The Great.