Anna Coddington – Kātuarehe: 13th Floor New Song Of The Day

Anna Coddington (Ngāti Tūwharetoa and Te Arawa) returns with the new single, Kātuarehe. The track is the first taste of a new album from Coddington, which is set for release to coincide with Matariki this year, an occasion marking the Māori new year.
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Anna CoddingtonKātuarehe, meaning “to be outstanding, marvelous” in English, lays down the blueprint for Coddington’s new album. The track and album both move effortlessly from te reo Māori to English, bringing a sound which Coddington herself dubbed “Māori funk”.

Pushing further forward the playful sound of her previous releases, Kātuarehe features the same memorable hooks that you expect from Coddington, alongside a bassline and shout-along chorus which declares “you ain’t ready”, showing a mission statement for the new collection of waiata.

Due out in late-June, Anna Coddington’s new album sees her writing a full body of work featuring te reo Māori for the first time in her career.

Created by Coddington alongside longtime collaborators and band, The Appreciations (Jol Mulholland, Mike Hall and Fen Ikner), the album features a collection of funk, indie rock and synth pop, with Coddington’s vocals a constant highlight. The result is her finest work yet, an album which sounds truly original yet still maintains her distinctive style.

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