Song of the Day | Kainalu | Love Nebula

One-man electro music army, Trent Prall a.k.a. Kainalu presents a psychedelic chill wave anthem with “Love Nebula.”

If there’s anything that Tori Y Moi and Washed Out have proven, it’s that chill wave is here to stay. Kainalu, the electronic side project of musician Trent Prall, has a similar sound with his song, especially with “Love Nebula,” and it’s definitely worthy of a listen.

Labeled as “Hawaii Fi,” another sub-genre that’s probably made-up but makes sense, “Love Nebula” is filled with tropical lounge music elements, and could very well be heard blasting from the speakers of a hip beach resort. It’s atmospheric with hushed, layered vocals, floppy bass, and gentle strums are all over, and it almost forces you to grab that party shirt or put a flower behind your ear.

Kainalu’s full-length album, “Bloom Lagoon,” was released on YouTube 3 days ago, and you can listen to it here. It’s promising and easy to listen to, and like what “Love Nebula” suggests,  it’s perfect for lounge listening, or as a party warmer.

Listen to Love Nebula below:


Camille Banzon is the music editor of The Violet Wave. After years of covering music festivals, concerts and reviewing albums, she decided to move to a tropical surf island, where she runs a hostel and lives off of coconuts, bikinis, and streaming. Her work on music writing can be seen in FHM Philippines, Pacifiqa, Coconuts Manila, 8list, and She likes groovy basslines, clean waves, and stinky cheese.

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