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San Diego duo, The Goodies, are set to release their new single, “Runnin,” is a musical journey that encapsulates the spirit of overcoming challenges and embracing a fresh start. The track narrates the story of Zan, a young individual who, like many at 18, found herself ensnared in difficult situations from which she needed liberation. “Runnin” chronicles Zan’s courageous journey of breaking free from adversity, embarking on a cross-country escape in her 1973 VW bus to San Francisco. The song is a testament to resilience, self-discovery, and the strength to forge a new path in life.
The narrative embedded within “Runnin” is not only an ode to personal triumph but also a universal anthem for anyone navigating the complexities of early adulthood. Zan’s story, depicted through the lyrics, unfolds as a relatable journey of courage, escape, and the pursuit of a brighter future.
“Runnin” provides a taste of The Goodies’ unique blend of reggae rock, pop, R&B, and folk influences. The band, founded by Justin Goodman (“Goodie”) and Zan, demonstrates their musical versatility and commitment to creating a diverse sonic palette. With both artists sharing lead vocals, Justin on guitar, and a lineup of skilled musicians, including Lewis Richards, Ronnie King, Zeb Dekofsky, Eric Hirschhorn (Rebelution), and Cade Gotthardt (Tribal Seeds, Katchafire), The Goodies bring a rich and dynamic sound to their audience.
Recorded at the esteemed 17th Street Recording Studio on Costa Mesa, the production of “Runnin” showcases dedication to crafting a polished and engaging musical experience. The collaboration with renowned musicians such as Ronnie King (known for his work with Mariah Carey, Snoop Dogg, Pepper, Pennywise) and Zeb Dekofsky (Tribal Seeds) further elevates the track, promising a professionally crafted piece of reggae-infused art.
“Runnin” not only marks the prelude to The Goodies’ upcoming EP but also serves as a testament to the band’s commitment to evolving their sound. As the single drops on all platforms, it invites listeners into the world of The Goodies—a world where infectious energy, diverse musical influences, and a shared love for music converge. With their full album set for release in January, The Goodies are gearing up to offer audiences a fun-filled musical journey that celebrates their eclectic influences and shared passion for creating great music. Pre-save here.
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