Track Of The Day: HAAi – ‘Head Above The Parakeets’

An experimental, bright musing on pre-empting personal risk, HAAi has shared her latest single ‘Head Above The Parakeets’. Released via Mute, the track is paired with another song titled ‘Rotating In Unison’, and both are lifted from HAAi’s new EP, which is set for release on 11th September.

HAAi has been busy during the lockdown period, performing online shows alongside Mute label boss Daniel Miller for the Love Record Stores event, and a show from her flat in East London for Boiler Room’s Streaming from Isolation series. Now, she’s gearing up to release her new EP, and ‘Head Above The Parakeets’ is a hazy, slickly produced seven minute taste of what’s to come.

Of the track, HAAi explains: “‘Head Above The Parakeets’ is an obvious play on words. To signify the feeling of risk, apprehension and being exposed in what you create. The [accompanying] video was made from footage from some of my favourite festivals and shows over the past year, some of my own visuals and some that were made for my 2019 Sonar show by INSRT. It’s a nostalgic, psychedelic nod to the job and people I love so much, and a reaction to the whirlwind that was my life for the past couple of years.”

Watch the video for ‘Head Above The Parakeets’ below and follow HAAi on Facebook & Spotify for more updates.

Kate Crudgington
@KCBobCut