Hometown: Montréal, Québec
To some, the name Raphaelle Standell-Preston may already be familiar since she is also part of the popular band BRAIDS. But Blue Hawaii is a separate musical outlet for Raphaelle, a duo formed with her boyfriend at the time, Alex “Agor” Cowan. The differing sounds between their first and second album are more than likely a reflection of their personal lives. Their first album Blooming Summer displayed their softer side, while 2013’s Untogether sounds a bit heavier and darker. Raphaelle’s vocals and instrumentals are often layered multiple times, yielding a sound that almost makes you feel like you’re floating, dreaming, or possibly both.