Let's put on a play
Painted palm trees for the purlieu  
and water so clear
you’ll hardly believe it’s blue
And no we won't use real sand 
That’d irritate our sorry skin 
Our cares wash away
like soft ocean waves
and we’ll never think this was
too good to be true

Let’s put on a play
We'll fold a fool’s gold city block 
With all the streetlights on
so that we both feel safe 
entertain and converse, beginning to end
if I tune out first who do I offend?
so come away
we’ll never say this was
too good to be true

Let’s put on a play
I’ve brought all of me to you
with a smile so fair
you’ll hardly believe I’m blue


from Modern Sounds in Island and Popular Music, released June 27, 2016




Micah Manaitai Los Angeles, California

Micah Manaitai is a 21 year old multi-instrumentalist and producer born in Guam and currently based in Los Angeles. Modern Sounds is his second release written, recorded and mixed between 2013 and 2015. Reclaiming the millennial softboy aesthetics of cuffed Aloha shirts in the name of island
heritage, Manaitai's music is a dense amalgam of multicultural thought, snark, and vulnerability.
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