Blue Hawaii – Untogether

  • April 22, 2013

Canadian boyfriend/girlfriend duo Alexander Cowan and Raphaelle Standel-Preston are Blue Hawaii, and they are out with a new full-length, Untogether. As the title implies, the two were in different geographical locations (Cowan having moved to Europe and Standel-Preston on the road with her pop band BRAIDS) while trying to write an album and maintain a long-distance relationship. What results is an intimate and atmospheric 11 track record, steeped in nuanced complexity and harboring undertones of sadness for their separation. In contrast to the uplifting pop of their earliest work, this atmospheric, experimental pop buils emotional resonance with electronics, synths, samples, bass, and sensitive vocals and harmonies, resulting in a lush, affecting listen. – Written by SMarx

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