SHARES NEW VIDEO FOR “SOMETIMES I WONDER”
Hiatus Kaiyote bassist, composer and producer Paul Bender releases his solo album How To Forget. The 9-track project is filled with richly realized meditations on love and love destroyed, on picking up pieces and wondering what to leave behind. It shows a complexity that he’s hidden behind bombastic bass lines and otherworldly one-liners in the past. Bender played every instrument and served as lead vocalist on the entire record, which was largely tracked in a cavernous stone cellar in Tasmania, utilizing all the natural ambience of the surroundings. How To Forget includes the previously released track “Summer Fool” and comes alongside a new video for the song “Sometimes I Wonder”, featuring Bender and a lover in sweet intimate moments by the shore.
On the genesis of How To Forget, Bender states: “The whole album, cliché as it may be, is written entirely about the existence and downfall of a single relationship that altered my life profoundly. I made this album entirely for my own healing and catharsis, but I’m proud to be able to present it to the world, knowing that I was able to capture something beautiful and deeply honest.”
How To Forget is Paul Bender at his bravest and most vulnerable, but always willing to search for answers as he works through his pain and finds release. Throughout the album, he moves from questioning the past to learning how to accept it and grow with it. How To Forget is a meditation on relationships, yes, but it’s also about the self, a celebration of being halved and slowly finding a way to piece yourself together again.
Listen to How To Forget above and check out full album details below.