“No One Like You” by Blue Hawaii

Blue Hawaii, is the songwriting, production, and DJ project of Raphaelle ‘Ra’ Standell and Alexander ‘Agor’ Kerby. The duo, recently announced their new album Tenderness, which will be released on October 6th via Arbutus records. Today the band have shared their new video, for the single “No One Like You.”

Tenderness is a concept album which brings forth the challenges of handling relationships online. Maintaining closeness over distance and a need for more tenderness between each other – both in real and virtual life – are important themes in the album’s progression. The album draws upon influence from 90’s dance tracks and deep disco cuts, often mixed with Ra’s acoustic guitar playing. It unfolds like a play and each song being supported by shorter interlude pieces: skits, phone calls, acoustic demos, real life samples and quiet left-turns”.

The cover image of Tenderness is shot in Agor’s ex-living room in Glendale, CA – it depicts a couple close to each other, ironically tender, communicating primarily on their phones. This speaks to the contradictory power of technology, wherein people are both alienated and brought together by its use. It offers one view on our preferred method of staying in touch, but not an altogether depressing one for it is somehow also rose-coloured and loving, with room for personal growth. By the end of the record Ra has dismissed her absent lover and finds validation without a need for them – investing newfound energy in being tender to herself.

Blue Hawaii
Tenderness
Arbutus Records

Free At Last
No One Like You
Pregame
Versus Game
Belong to Myself
Prepare for Flight
Younger Heart
Strummin
Make Love Stay
Big News
Blossoming From Your Story
Searching For You
Do You Need Me
Tenderness
Giggles
Far Away Soon

The band will also embark on a string of world tour dates this October and November, see the full run below.
October 6th | Montreal, QC | Club Lambi
October 7th | Toronto, ON | Longboat Hall
October 12th | San Francisco, CA | 1015 Folsom
October 13th | Los Angeles, CA | The Moroccan Lounge
October 14th | Vancouver, BC | Celebrities Underground
October 19th | New York, NY | Good Room
November 16th | Amsterdam, NL | Muzieklokall @ de School
November 17th | Glasgow, UK | The Hug and Pint
November 18th | Dublin, IE | The Workman’s Club
November 21st | London, UK | Pickle Factory
November 22nd | Paris, FR | Supersonic
November 23rd | Cologne, DE | Gewölbe
November 24th | Heidelberg, DE | Karlstorbahnhof
November 25th | Berlin, DE | Internet Explorer
November 26th | Warsaw, PL | Kulturalna
November 28th | Milan, IT | Serraglio