Mōhou Rā

by Anna Coddington / 2024

Release Notes



One of NZ’s most acclaimed musicians, Anna Coddington announces her funk filled new album, Te Whakamiha, a bilingual body of work in te reo Māori & English. The album release on June 28th coincides with the Matariki holiday, which celebrates the new year according to the maramataka (the Māori lunar calendar). 

The album announcement arrives alongside the new single, ‘Mōhou Rā’. The track brings forward a guitar-forward sound, while maintaining the playful nature of the release, bringing a similar style to artists like Phoebe Bridgers and Big Thief. Soaring vocals and a catchy chorus combine with another track that is dripping in the style and vibes that are featured throughout Te Whakamiha.  

The album moves effortlessly from te reo Māori to English, bringing a sound which Coddington has herself described loosely as “Māori funk”. Across eight tracks, the album encompasses Prince-inspired funk, neo-soul, R&B & disco vibes, presenting te reo Māori in a unique style & sound. Playful throughout with memorable hooks and singalong choruses in both te reo and English, Te Whakamiha is a release with its own vibe and style, yet distinctly belongs to Coddington.  

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