At first the name “Heavy Hawaii” was meant to be taken almost literally. Slow, abrasive renditions of the tropical and surf genre. While this style has transformed over the years, Matt Bahamas has found balance in his song writing. Drawing influence from 80’s soundtracks, 60’s girl groups and alternative radio hits. Heavy Hawaii is an amalgam of all these creating a pop genre all its own. Matt along with producer Ryan Solomon (Wizard Woes), multi instrumentalist Jessie Cuevas and rotating cast of players bring these ideas to life. Always changing, always growing. “Boy Don’t Drown” is the new album by Heavy Hawaii. A reflective piece on heartache, mistakes and missed chances. Synthesizers, warbly guitars and Matt Bahamas’ key sense of melodies take the listener on a dark yet radiant ride. A strong collection of minimal pop songs cast the listener into a crystal ball showcasing the past, present and beyond.