Meet Trent Kainalu. An old Hawaiian soul whose most recent release, “Bloom Lagoon” is all about connecting back to his culture. The fond memories of playing in the ocean and feeling the sand beneath his toes inspired his part lo-fi electronic, part psychedelic rock genre that he calls “Hawaii-Fi.” By utilizing vintage analog synths and a 70s tape machine, the track was born. The strong bass line was Kainalu’s initial idea, and from there sparked the other various layers of melodies and beats. The playfulness of the instruments mirrors the lyrics, as they’re about being childish in a way, “sort of the feeling of wanting to be wanted by someone” says Kainalu.