Niikah Hatfield reflects on the human experience with 'Ether & Bone'
An interview with Niikah about her second solo record
We all have something in common: the human experience. Niikah Hatfield's sophomore record Ether & Bone aims to take you on a flowing journey through her life so far.
Niikah describes the album as "sifting through the layers of time" and is a "journey through the deep, flowing, and alive experiences of being human." What this means for the listener is an experience that is not only a vehicle for her songwriting and performance but a reflection of the balance of the ethereal and physical.
As an independent artist, Niikah gathered other local musicians and creatives to help bring her second album to life. The eight folk-influenced songs feature Niikah singing her own songs (and her artwork) along with drummer Noah Pickett, guitarist Dylan Trost, and bassist Gretchen McKenzie. The album was recorded and mixed by Myles Walimaa and mastered by Ryan Staples of Dead River Sound.
Niikah came to Public Radio 90's studios to speak with Kurt Hauswirth about the creative process and inspirations for Ether & Bone:
Ether & Bone is available now in physical formats and online. More information about Niikah's music can be found at https://www.niikahhatfield.com, and at her Bandcamp page: https://niikahhatfield.bandcamp.com/.
Listen to Ether & Bone on Spotify:
This interview and tracks from Niikah's album will be featured on the January 21, 2023 edition of The Shuffle with Kurt Hauswirth.