Deep in the Hills off the Big Island’s Hamakua Coast, amidst the peaceful sounds of birds chirping and coqui frogs whistling, there can often be heard the sweet ringing of an ukulele, accompanied by a cadence of rap bars and a melding of melancholic melodies. The source of these sounds is said to be Higgs, a local musician and rapper with an unconventional style and a penchant for writing fresh, thoughtful, & clever lyrics (and bios).
Higgs is here to make folks feel something. His songwriting –while introspective in nature- is motivated by a genuine desire to connect with listeners as they navigate the complex and nuanced landscape of the human experience. Whether you’re laughing, crying, or just looking for an excuse to get out of bed in the morning, Higgs’ songs are relatable. Inspired by his personal faith and drawing on the the experience of battling an ongoing health condition, his music is for the deep thinkers, the poets, the folks who have struggled or those who are still struggling.
The multi-instrumentalist has been honing his skills as a songwriter & musician since he went solo in 2012. His debut album, “The Letdown,” was recorded at Biggerkid Studios in Waimea, Hawaii, and is available wherever records are sold online. In 2018 Higgs took first place at the Hawaii Songwriter Festival song competition with his aong ‘No Plans’. A lifelong music lover, he’s continuously exploring his sound, perfecting his craft, and growing both personally and professionally. His full length album, currently in the works, is expected in late summer 2020, so don’t forget to check back often!