Sailing Away From Me
HANU ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT
AWARD-WINNING ARTIST AND KUMU HULA KAMAKA KUKONA
RELEASES NEW SINGLE
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 4, 2019
Wailuku, HI - Grammy® nominee and two-time Nā Hōkū Hanohano Male Vocalist of the Year Kamaka Kukona is releasing a second single from his upcoming new album.
Entitled Sailing Away From Me, the original song was written based on personal life experiences, much the same as the first single, entitled Lovely 'Ala Mēlia, which was written in honor of his late mother Lovena "Ala" Pagay Vise. Sailing Away From Me is a departure from Kukona's usual style, and the catchy, upbeat tempo decries the pain behind the lyrics. Although primarily sung in English, there is an unexpected and delightful change in tempo in a verse two-thirds of the way through the song, when Kukona temporarily switches to 'ōlelo Hawai'i (Hawaiian language).
Kukona, who is also the award-winning Kumu Hula of Hālau o Ka Hanu Lehua, won Nā Hōkū Hanohano Awards (Hawaiʻiʻs Grammy) for each of his first two albums, "Hanu ʻAʻala" and "ʻAla Anuhea". His third album, Window to My Soul, which this song is part of, is scheduled for release in January 2020.
Sailing Away From Me was recorded at I-Vibe Studios with Michael Casil engineering. Guest musicians include Wailau Ryder (guitar), Kana Pikina (bass), Michael Casil (drums), Paul Bunuan (saxophone), and James De Bose (trombone).
The song is scheduled to be released this week Friday, November 8, on iTunes. Below is a clip...
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