RATING: 4 / 5
I guess Brooklyn-based duo Great Good Fine OK
got their name for a reason - because after listening to their latest EP, III,
they seem to be the happiest people on earth. Jon Sandler and Luke Moellman keep a consistently high energy throughout all seven songs, which feature the relevant electronic sounds that are hot today while also throwing it back to the 80's, and melodically at times, even touching on an old school boy band sound. But in a lovable, infectious way. The large range of influences are perfectly mixed together and polished off with a sleek coat of crystal clear production. Not a single hair out of place.
They reveal their tendency to be hopeless romantics through their lyrics. In "Get Away," the singer admits he would rather fight with someone for the sake of not being alone: "But I'd rather be fighting than sleeping alone."
In "Always" he sings, "Always is a word that I never say, but I feel like trying."
In "Holding You" he sings, "What am I holding onto when I should be holding you / Thinking about how I want you, doing those things you do / You're all I ever need, baby I lost you now I see,"
and so on.
Every single song is about love, but it makes sense, because the music actually sounds
like love. Euphoric, like a rush of adrenaline. With blaring synths and a whole lot of rhythm, it's the type of music you'd dance around to in your underwear on a Sunday morning after waking up on the right side of the bed. It's the type of music you listen to after the crush you've been stalking for a month finally requests you on Facebook. Or hey, if you want to get super
deep, it's the the type of music you listen to after saying "I love you" for the first time. Really. It's that powerful.
Long story short: love songs will never get old, and thanks to Great Good Fine OK, we have seven more of them.
Also check out our live Bands + Brews concert with the band last summer: