I have a natural fondness for island music, as you may have observed. I’ve always admired it… As a blues guitarist, it wasn’t until my wife and I visited Hawaii that I realized how much I missed the island and reggae music I grew up with. Listen…respect and appreciate music as much as I do now (all I’ve heard since my vacation abroad is island music and 50’s rock!). Since Hawaii in May, I’ve seen some incredible talent, including Kiwini Vaitai, Laga Savea, Kabani, Te Vaka, and others. I was exploring iTunes for some nicer island music the other day when I had some free time. What are the outcomes of my search? This is who I found: K’Nova.
K’Nova has left a lasting impression on me. His honesty and roughness of voice are unparalleled. He sounds nearly like an island-style Lil’ Wayne, minus the golden teef, and the sound is more than simply melody. This is how Lil’ Wayne would sound if he was Polynesian and could actually sing like a pro. Another notable feature of this album is that it was co-produced by George Veikoso (also known as Fiji) and Laga Savea. It’s a lovely debut album that will make you want to hear more.
What is it about this song that I find so captivating? It reminds me of Hawaii’s tranquility, trees, sky, water, perfect humidity, sunshine, and aloh that Hawaii brings to my mind