Montreal duo Blue Hawaii usually stays true to its name, mixing crystalline choruses with tropical-leaning beats. Clouds' new "Rennuredalb" remix of album standout "In Two," however, colors the duo with a darker pallor.
While the original was all whispey vocals and entropic melodies, Clouds reimagine the formula by adding a syncopated beat and gloomy synths. Even Raph Standell-Preston's usually airy singing gains an icy pallor, taking things from summer sun to winter chill. Considering there's still snow on the ground in much of the country, it's a timely reinterpretation. Check out both the original track and the premiere of the "Clouds Rennuredalb Mix" below, as well as upcoming tour dates for the band with like-minded synth-poppers, Purity Ring. Blue Hawaii's debut LP, Untogether, is out March 5 via Arbutus Records.
Blue Hawaii –– Untogether
"In Two (Clouds Rennuredalb Mix)"
With Doldrums & Sean Nicholas Savage
3/20 Santa Ana, CA Constellation Room
3/21 San Diego, CA Soda Bar
3/22 Los Angeles, CA Bootleg Bar
With Purity Ring
4/2 Ottawa, ON Ritual Nightclub
4/3 Buffalo, NY Town Ballroom
4/4 Millvale, PA Smalls
4/5 Oberlin, OH Oberlin College
4/6 St. Louis, MO Plush
4/7 Lawrence, KS Granada Theatre
4/8 Denver, CO Gothic Theatre
4/10 Salt Lake City, UT Urban Lounge
4/11 Las Vegas, NV Beauty Bar
4/12 Indio, CA Coachella
4/15 San Francisco, CA The Independent (SOLD OUT)
4/16 San Francisco, CA The Independent (SOLD OUT)
4/17 San Francisco, CA Bottom of the Hill
4/19 Indio, CA Coachella
4/23 Portland, OR Wonder Ballroom
4/24 Seattle, WA Neptune
4/25 Vancouver, BC Vogue
4/27 Calgary, AB Republik
4/28 Edmonton, AB Starlite Ballroom
4/30 Saskatoon, SK Louis Pub
5/1 Winnipeg, MB WECC
5/2 Minneapolis, MN First Ave.
5/3 Chicago, IL Metro
5/4 Pontiac, MI Crofoot Ballroom
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