Watch Nai Palm Perform a Stunning Cover of Curtis Mayfield's "The Makings of You" from Her Hospital Bed
The Hiatus Kaiyote singer is recovering from a mastectomy following a breast cancer diagnosis.
Currently in recovery following a mastectomy, the Nai updated fans of her condition and spirits via Instagram. And this morning, the singer shared a stunning video of her performing Curtis Mayfield’s timeless ballad, “The Makings of You” from her hospital bed, accompanied by Hiatus Kaiyote bassist, Paul Bender, on guitar. The three and a half minute clip pans from a brilliant sunset to the bedside acoustic rendition, Nai’s voice carrying the full-float Mayfield melody.
Nai Palm released her debut solo project, Needle Paw, late last year, and was touring the album across the states until mid-November.
Watch Hiatus Kaiyote’s Nai Palm perform “The Makings of You” below. Hold tight for updates on the singer’s recovery in the weeks and months ahead.
This video was taken the day after my surgery and is an experience in my life I will carry with me always. I wanted to capture something from the most vulnerable place to help others feel strong in the same position. Also, the sunset was perfect. I don’t even really know the words without singing along with Curtis, but they just filled my heart and were soo on point in the moment . Bender worked the chords out in like two seconds, like a boss. The Makings of You has been such a savior to my diagnosis sanity, and was the first thing I wanted to sing as soon as my body could handle it. Please check the original by the great Curtis Mayfield and its orchestral beauty, elegance and grace.
Posted by Nai Palm on Saturday, December 1, 2018