I'd not heard of Algerian-Canadian multi-instrumentalist and producer, Aladean Kheroufi, until this track landed in my inbox, but I'm happy to now call myself a fan.
The title of the track speaks for itself, with "Good" really being a good track. In fact, it's better than good, it's bloody fantastic. A soulful throwback to a forgotten era when life was much easier, "Good" will have you swaying along to the subtle bassline and Kheroulf's soft vocals.
Part-inspired by Kheroufi's friends' band, Ghost Woman, there's a magic feel to "Good," with the hazy instrumentation being the type of ambience you'd hear in a smokey lounge bar from the '60s. Speaking on the track, Kheroulf had this to say:
I love songs without a chorus. Don't get me wrong there's nothing like a good chorus but there's something about a song that drags on that gives it a narrative. It feels more like real life, there's no big climax we just go about our lives doing the same thing.
"Good" is the latest single from Kheroulf's forthcoming EP, Beauty Beyond Grief, that's out this Friday.