Back by force following a major year involving the release of Te Arohanui, his first album in Te Reo Māori, with multiple singles off his upcoming studio album, Stan Walker makes some noise with a certified smash, teaming up with celebrated Māori rap artist and producer Kings on ‘Feelings’. The new single from Stan’s forthcoming album due later this year, is out today and on all streaming platforms via Sony Music New Zealand.
The pair nod to their shared cultural heritage and Tūhoe whakapapa in an official music video filmed by Shae Sterling in the majestic Ruatoki valley, keeping it true and authentic the way they know best.
“Feelings is about being true to your real self, having the courage to be authentic, to own your truth and understand where you’re from, surrounding yourself with the people and things that mean the most to you,” says Stan. “This is being in your “feels”.”
As direct descendants of the great Tūhoe chief Te Purewa, this is a roadie taking Stan and Kings directly through the heartland and a celebration of what gives them “the feels”..