This post was originally published in October 2018.

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.