Inspired by The Weeknd, adding a slash of R&B flare with a unique backdrop of 80's synthpop resonance, Jesse Good makes for an infectious listening experience with his new single, "The Outer Sights."
Based out of Kansas City, Missouri, Jesse Good has always had a passion for music. Having an energic and kaleidoscopic approach when it comes to delivering each music release, Jesse Good wants to bring a fresh take to the genre and inject the scene with a sense of positivity.
"The most important thing I want people to get out of this song is inspiration. Because I believe that everyone can become self-conscious, but it's not worth it. It is always worthwhile to keep trying and striving." Jesse Good
While we may all be a bit self-conscious in life, his new single "The Outer Sights", featuring Whitmire and The Royal Chief, brings to light to push through these defeating thoughts and achieve your dreams and goals. Inspired by The Weeknd, adding a slash of R&B flare with a unique backdrop of 80's synthpop resonance, "The Outer Sights" makes for a fun listening experience. While Jesse Good may still be new to the scene, "The Outer Sights" puts the solo artist in a strong space moving forward this year.
What inspired you to want to become a musician? What was going on around your scene at the time?
Jesse Good: Honestly, Since I can remember, I've had a passion for music. My mother was a singer, so she was probably my biggest inspiration when I first started. When I was in my first band, I had some friends who thought it would be fun to jam together, so we got together and wrote some songs.
What are your musical influences? What inspired your single, "The Outer Sights?"
Jesse Good: I'm influenced by everyone from Twenty-One Pilots to J.Cole. Outer sights, as well as the weekend and Doja Cat, were major influences.
What was it like working with WHiTMiRE and The Royal Chief for this track?
Jesse Good: Whitmire and I had previously collaborated extensively, so making another song with family was easy and comfortable by this point. Bringing on a Royal Chief was a game-changer. We wanted to really change up the song and make it full of surprises, with the rap verse being my favorite so far. He kept it professional while adding a lot of dynamics to the song. It was a pleasure to collaborate with both of them on the song and the video.
Lyrically, What is your song "The Outer Sights" based on? Can we tap into that a bit more?
Jesse Good: It is based on the idea of not allowing anything or anyone to hold you back. Sometimes in life, people or things hold you back and you can't let them. Continue to be yourself and push yourself to achieve your goals. It will all come together in due time.
What do you want people to take from this listening experience?
Jesse Good: The most important thing I want people to get out of this song is inspiration. Because I believe that everyone can become self-conscious, but it's not worth it. It is always worthwhile to keep trying and striving.
What have you personally taken from making this single that you have not gotten from other creative projects up to this point?
Jesse Good: This song has definitely been one of a kind for me. The biggest takeaway from this song that distinguishes it from my others is that it represents the most money, time, and thought that I've ever put into a release. With the audio and visual representation, I believe you can hear and see that. It was also a completely different experience because I created it with my producer from just a bassline, so it was really cool to see how it grew and progressed as more hands got involved with it.
What is next for you?
Jesse Good: Over the next month, I'll be releasing some acoustics (October). Three live acoustics of my originals and a cover, one of which included Whitmire for an acoustic of a song from our ep New Era last year. I hired session musicians to perform with me, and it was pretty much my best attempt at a tiny desk concert. The videos will be released weekly throughout October, and the audio for the session versions will be available on all streaming platforms at the end of the month. Then I'll have another single in the works scheduled for an early release next year. I hope you enjoy it and stay tuned. I always appreciate any support.