A stint slinging grilled cheese out of a stationary truck, a bike accident listening to Barack Obama’s appearance on Marc Maron’s WTF podcast, and an intriguing childhood split between attending mosque with his Palestinian step-dad and Christian church with his Puerto Rican “reggae-funk bass player” father all preceded the career of Phil Good…
Following the fateful “podcast-ident,” Phil and his cat Lucy traded Portland, OR for Los Angeles, CA. Settling in to The City of Angels, he devoted an entire year to writing and recording behind-the-scenes for other artists and logging countless hours in the studio in addition to planting the seeds for what would become his solo debut. He learned Ableton and amassed a growing arsenal of ana-log synths. By the end of 2016, he dropped “Sleeping In” (complete with an animated cover por-trait of he and Lucy) and stirred up a growing buzz. By the beginning of 2019, he quietly put up nearly 10 million total streams across indie releases such as “Growing Up” and “Be Somebody”, in addition to garnering acclaim from Earmilk, Dancing Astronaut, This Song is Sick, and more.
Recently signed to Elektra Records, he formally introduces himself on the single “Wonder.” Remi-niscing on what an ex may be up to over Juno synth transmissions, the track toggles pops of percus-sion and breathy verses before an unshakable refrain.