Recently formed duo BLVCKBOW (Jasmine Crowe, Brittni Paiva) have a second single out that is guaranteed to make you embrace the warm fuzziness that comes with being drawn to someone. Titled “Second Nature,” the song goes into detail about feeling immediately, instinctually comfortable, and attracted to somebody, almost like it is second nature to be that way.
Across a radiant aura of cascading sonic colors, Jasmine Crowe and Brittni Paiva of Hilo, on the Big Island of Hawaii, followed solo paths before collaborating in BLVCKBOW. Jasmine, a singer/songwriter, producer, and multi-instrumentalist, has played violin since age three. Moving to Los Angeles, she released singles, an album, a Billboard-charting dance track, an award-winning video, and won the Song of the Year Grand Prize for the John Lennon Songwriting Contest. In the islands, Brittni was expanding the parameters of her instrument as a ukulele stylist. Honored with multiple Na Hoku Hanohano Awards, she recorded a series of ambitious albums and performed with artists including Carlos Santana, Tom Scott, and Tommy Emmanuel.
BLVCKBOW is a name that alludes to the Hawaiian legend of Kumulipo, the darkness that existed before creation. Jasmine shares further reasoning behind the name while Brittni remembers when the two would often meet at shows or the market back on the island,
Color is the language of the universe. Blackness contains all the colors.
There was always this connection, but it wasn’t the right time. Now we know why: this is the right time.
For “Second Nature,” the pair explores a different sound by bending the barriers of the confinements of a set genre. Complementing the sweet-as-can-be lyrics is a soothing instrumental production that gives off beach vibes with its faint and calm atmosphere that pairs well with the relaxing vocals. The soundscape feels like a modern-day love song, imbued with pop rock and jazz elements, giving the track a uniquely sentimental vibe that complements the fullness in the lyrics and vocals. It evokes feelings of a kind of love that is rich with tender affection and familiarity – something that is warm and comforting, like second nature.