However, that doesn’t leave just a big pile of hopelessness for those who haven’t found major labels or sold-out venues.
Cue Jodi Good – a 22 year-old New York City-based singer/songwriter with a soulful voice, a scholarship from Berklee, and an eccentricity that rivals most. On her debut EP, Good produces a handful of tracks that range from heartbreakingly vulnerable to infectiously poppy.
The EP, Definitely Different, with extra emphasis on the lead-off title track, possesses a sense of personality and bold empowerment that echoes throughout the eighteen-minute record.
Closer “Where Did We Go Wrong” is a confessional, questioning the two sides of the split of a relationship – “Where did we go wrong? / And how did I get stuck with all the pain / while you slipped away with freedom? … Two hearts never break apart equally / one takes the sorrow for two.” Layered guitars and piano keys somberly add ambiance to the background before shifting and lightening.
As a whole, Definitely Different is a virtuous collection of self-acceptance and personal expression. Jodi Good provides a mixture of bold wit, clever humor, and autobiographic authenticity into her music. And with those values in-tow, the notion of being different isn’t a cause for concern, because different is better.
Release Date: July 30th, 2013
1. “Definitely Different”
2. “Loving Into Leaving”
3. “Stranger To Me”
4. “Skin and Bones”
5. “Where Did We Go Wrong”
Written By: Eric Riley