Montreal by way of Berlin electronic duo Blue Hawaii (comprised of Raphaelle “Ra” Standell-Preston and Alex “Agor” Kerby) share new single “All That Blue” and announce their new album “Open Reduction Internal Fixation” out October 11th via Arbutus Recordings. “All That Blue” brilliantly sets out the stall for record, with its deep bassline and house inflections, anchored by Ra’s dreamy vocals as they warped and vocodered and guided by an irresistible saxophone line. It really works its magic over 5 minutes and the 90s nodding visualiser is the perfect accompaniment, watch above.
“All That Blue” is a dance-floor friendly slapper written in early spring of 2019, in Berlin and Montreal. It features Ra delivering a syrupy, relaxed verse wishing away the dregs of winter and grey skies, contrasted against a belted chorus demanding all that blue and sunshine. Deep bass, spacey acoustic guitar, saxophone, heavy vocoding, and hypnotic drums form the basis for the lyrical feeling, chugging forward towards good vibes. – Blue Hawaii
Last month Blue Hawaii – Montreal duo of Raphaelle ‘Ra’ Standell and Alexander ‘Agor’ Kerby – announced Tenderness (their first new album in 4 years) and shared single & video “No One Like You.” Now, they share the album’s next single and its accompanying video: “Versus Game.” Where “No One Like You” illustrated the down-tempo house elements of the album, “Versus Game” packs a bolder punch and a disco beat, more ready for the dance-floor.
Tenderness Out October 6th via Arbutus.
Blue Hawaii – the songwriting, production, and DJ project of Raphaelle ‘Ra’ Standell and Alexander ‘Agor’ Kerby – announced earlier in the month their first album in four years, Tenderness (via Arbutus) and shared lead single “No One Like You.” Today they share the video’s accompanying video. . Directed by the duo, it’s described as “a portrait into the ‘love of the real, love of the simple’” and “shows a day in the life of ‘the broken heart, the broken phone, the broken moment.”
Montreal art rockers Braids have shared the music video for their single”In Kind”, taken from the forthcoming “Flourish // Perish” LP. Directed by Angus Borsos, it features several panoramic views of the natural world, plus footage of Braids frontwoman Raphaelle Standell-Preston (also the vocal half of Blue Hawaii). Flourish // Perish is out August 20 via Arbutus/Full Time Hobby/Flemish Eye.