Blue Hawaii, “Get Happy”

Andrew Parks

By Andrew Parks

on 10.28.14 in Listen to This

A demo that was put on the back burner last January as Blue Hawaii focused on their live show, “Get Happy” actually sounds like a fully formed single — a moody, mid-tempo number that shuffles and shakes alongside its restless beats and artfully layered synth lines. According to the Canadian duo, it’s one of several “softer recordings” that fail to reflect the more aggressive direction they’re headed in next. Too bad; an album of songs like this would be worth exploring. Maybe we’ll simply have to settle for Raphaelle Standell’s appearance on the new Jon Hopkins EP?