Phil Good finds a way to put words and noise behind the purest of coming-of-age moments. Freedom without inspiration is terrifying, having a sense of direction is everything; the self-criticisms, and the peer comparisons are many. Who are we, if we don’t define ourselves in contrast to something, or someone, else?
“I had some money but I spent it all
leaned into love but I forgot to fall
lost track of time, so irresponsible
now I gotta be somebody”— Phil Good
Lucky for us: this mic-drop, get-off-your-ass message is served with a sweet machine pocket and a side of wood-block space-piano. Once that kick drum hits, you are hooked; and the ambient flourishes of sample and synth create all the ear-candy you’ll ever need.
Multi-talented musician, producer and vocalist Phil Good is based in Los Angeles. This song is featured on our CHILL Angeles playlist.
About the Author
Krister Bjornson Axel
Morristown, New York
Paris, France. Madison, Wisconsin. Los Angeles. Ashland, Oregon. Ottawa. I write music, I write about music, and I write code. See also: photography, prose, podcasting. I have 1 gorgeous wife, 2 amazing kids, and many interests.
Read my poetry here.