Release Date: Aloha Ke Akua – Mahalo for Hawaii Nei (Official Music Video) November 3, 2015 20:05
Mahalo Ke Akua! I cannot think of a more appropriate day to shout the phrase, because today is the release day of my first music video, Mahalo for Hawaii Nei, the first track on my debut album, Trinity EP.
These music videos are especially significant to me because my "Unko Phil" (L.A. based director) flew in to Honolulu from Los Angeles just to direct them. He also served as my reminder of the purpose I wrote the songs on this album... I was so close to cancelling the shoot because tropical storms that had been drenching Oahu for weeks didn't seem to be letting up, but Unko Phil reminded me, "You wrote the song in honor of Him, so I trust Akua will give us what we need to film all the right moments", and indeed Jah provided! Even though torrential downpour still swept through the island throughout our shoot days, Akua blessed us with sunshine in all the right places at all the right times. This reminded me of the 2nd verse of the song, which describes a humble struggle that is necessary in order to appreciate the beauty of God's plan and reward. It truly was a test of endurance, that reminded me to stay steady in faith and belief that God will always provide, if we stay rooted in His purpose.