Good Kid’s music is lightyears ahead of some of the most well-known indie acts of today

After the viral success of their debut single “Nomu” in 2015, Toronto’s Good Kid took their time writing and perfecting the songs that now form their debut self-titled EP — that’s not an exaggeration either. The band re-recorded songs along the way while meticulously analyzing each song’s structure and word choice. I remember sitting in the studio while the band worked on the track “Witches” with the EP’s Juno Award-winning producer Crispin Day. They debated amongst themselves as they recorded each section; carefully considering different options. Like many artists, Good Kid evidently wanted their debut to make an impact.

The 6-track album including both previously released and unreleased music puts Good Kid at the forefront of Canada’s indie rock music scene. Each track follows an intriguing narrative; some songs are based on literary works while others are inspired by vocalist Nick Frosst’s experiences while travelling throughout the world.

The band may continue to hear comparisons to indie musical greats — flattering nonetheless — but the reality is that they have forged their own path and navigated it so well. The energy found in every single song off the EP is a small look into the band’s chemistry that is translated to their live performances. Good Kid is the sort of band that you can attend their show not knowing a single song and leave knowing the chorus to every track on their setlist. Everything the band touches turns to gold.

With a debut album like the one they’ve released, I’m hopeful we’ll see Good Kid reach stardom very soon. Listen to the brand new album on the platform of your choice.

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