Sons of Zion ka whai i ngā tapuwae o Bob Marley, o Alicia Keys, o Tupac

Jessica Tyson

He moemoeā ka whakatinanahia e te rōpū o Ngā Tama a Hiona i tēnei wiki. Ka rekoatatia tā rātau kōpae pūoro a ao tuatahi i Los Angeles, i te whare hopuoro i pāorooro ai ngā reo waiata a Bob Marley, a Alicia Keys, a Tupac anō hoki.

Ko ngā mema e whā o te rōpū, ko Rio Panapa, ko Matt Sadgrove, rātou ko Sam Eriwata, ko Joel Latimer kei te whakanui i te tau tekau mā rua o rātou e piritahi ana, i te whare hopuoro rongonui o Larabee.

“You just look around and you know what mahi has come out of here. You know what people have managed to produce out of LA and that’s definitely a buzz and a culture and a vibe that we wanted to be around," te kōrero a te kaiwaiata, kairakuraku hoki, a Panapa. 

Ngā Tama a Hiona i te whare hopuoro. Pūtake: I tukua mai

E ai ki a Panapa, ko te noho ki LA e whakangāwari ana i ngā mahi i te mōhiotanga atu, he tipua ngā kaiwaiata kua hanga 'waiata tino nui' i te whare hopuoro nei.   

“It sort of gives you an indication of the potential in this place and what you can make of that.”

I tērā tau, i tīmata Ngā Tama a Hiona i tā rātou Haerenga i te Ao whai muri i te putanga o tā rātou kōpae hōu, o Vantage. Koia te kōpae emi waiata tuatahi i rekotahia e te rōpū i ngā tau e rima, ā i puta te waiata rongonui Drift Away i a reira. 

Nō muri tata mai i te putanga o te waiata, ka kite te rōpū, 1.3 miriona ngā tirohanga ki a ia mā runga i te ipurangi. He waiata i titoa i roto i te 30 meneti noa, e te kairaku panguru, e Sadgrove. Mea rawa ake, koia te waiata tere rawa te kaingākaunuitia.

E manawanui ana te rōpū i te eminga waiata hōu. E ai ki a Panapa, he "true expression of us being free and not having any inhibitions or fear about what we're making or trying to contrive anything or make stuff for a particular box. We are here having a blast really and expressing ourselves through our instruments and our voices so I think what people hear they get to know us better through this.”

Hei tā te kaiwaia hoki, hei tā Eriwata, kua puāwai ake te oro a te rōpū i ngā tau, i roto i ō rātou tipuranga ake, i te mauritau anō hoki ki te waihanga waiata i hāngai ki a rātou i te wā anō ki a rātou.

"Over the next week, we are just focused on getting new ideas on the page and recorded. The trip so far has been really beneficial and we can't wait to get into the studio today," tā Eriwata.

Ngā Tama a Hiona i te whare hopuoro. Pūtake: I tukua mai

Kātahi rā te wawata nui o Panapa, te mahitahi ki ngā tipua pērā i a Stevie Wonder, i a Michael Jackson. Engari, ko te tino wawata, kia whai oranga ai a rātou whānau.

“All the boys goal is to do music full time and take care of our families, not scrimp and scrape along, but take care of them well. off the back of our music and hard mahi.”

Ka hoki mai Ngā Tama a Hiona ki Aotearoa, ka kotahi ki ngā taiopenga o te raumati, ki One Love, ki Soundsplash, ki Bay Dreams hoki, ki reira whakangahautiua tuatahitia ai ā rātou waiata hōu.

"We can't wait to share what we come up with, with our fans back home in New Zealand," te kōrero a Panapa.

I mua i te haerenga ki te ao i tērā tau, i kōrerohia mai te hīkoi a te rōpū.