Hilo singer/songwriter Blaire will release her debut single, “God’s Liquor Store,” on April 22, 2022. It’s a pop-punk song about dating misadventures in Hawaii. The single was produced by David Pichard of DWP Sounds and recorded at Iliki Music Studios in Hilo.
“God’s Liquor Store” is a tune about the ups and downs of being single, dating, and unrequited love. “I was truly alone for the first time,” Blaire says. “It was an equally exciting and heartbreaking time, adjusting to a new life in the city. This song looks back at the fun, mistakes, loss, and lessons learned of dating on an island.”
One of the artist’s favorite takes on music is to take a serious subject and make it a bit light and campy sounding musically. “Sometimes it’s helpful to process difficult aspects of life by writing them out as a song and making it upbeat sounding regardless of the story’s reality behind the lyrics.”
Initially an acoustic piece, Blaire and Pichard worked together to create a more punk vibe to the song, adding a ‘bubble gum synth’ sound, layers of vocals, and even whistling to bring a more robust feel to the piece. In addition, listening to the song now brings imagery of life in Hawaii to the artist.
At 12, Blaire began playing classical piano and added acoustic guitar to the mix four years later. Learning just a few chords here and there on guitar, Blaire focused on writing new songs and practicing at local open mics. Never classically trained, music was always an outlet for the artist to express those deep thoughts and feelings that keep you up at night and haunt you during the day.
Currently, Blaire streams her music on platforms including Spotify, Apple Music, and YouTube under her actual name Blaire Langston, and Instagram, under the handle @music_by_blaire. In addition, she established her publishing company, Blue Dog Records, in 2022 to release independent music recordings.
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