San Diego CA Reggae/Rock/Soul Duo The Goodies Release New Track “Runnin”- An Autobiographical Tale of Hope and Resilience

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San Diego CA Reggae/Rock/Soul Duo The Goodies Release New Single “Runnin”- An Autobiographical Tale of Hope and Resilience

Track Produced by Lewis Richards (The Dirty Heads, Micah Brown, Seedless)

“Like jumping into a cool body of water and basking in the sunshine.” – Glide Magazine

“…demonstrates their musical versatility and commitment to creating a diverse sonic palette.”- Topshelf Music

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San Diego, CA reggae/rock/soul duo The Goodies, founded by Justin Goodman (“Goodie”) and Zan, have released the new single “Runnin” off their upcoming 6-song debut EP, due out in January 2024.

The track is the follow-up to their recent singles “The Maze,” and “Around The World.”

Stream “Runnin” here:

Recorded at 17th Street Recording Studio on Costa Mesa with Lewis Richards

Zan – Vocals

Justin Goodman – Vocals, Guitar

Nick Sabia – Vocals

Lewis Richards – Bass (Dirty Heads, Slightly Stoopid, Sugar Ray, Train, Fortunate Youth)

Ronnie King – Keys (Snoop Dogg, The Offspring, Rancid, Pepper, Pennywise)

Zeb Dekofsky – Drums (Tribal Seeds, Fortunate Youth)

Eric Hirschhorn – Sax, horn arrangement (Rebelution)

Cade Gotthardt – Trumpet (Snoop Dogg, Arturo Sandoval, Tribal Seeds)

Of the latest single, the band says, ““Runnin” is the story of Zan, who like many young people at 18, found herself entangled in a bunch of bad situations she needed to break free from! It tells her journey of doing what needed to be done at any cost and summoning the courage to leave! Well…. She did, in her 1973 VW bus, to San Francisco, where she managed to make a fresh beginning, rise above, and set out on a new path in life.”

The Goodies have spent the last several months engaging with fans via a well-received series of videos featuring the duo putting their own spin on classic songs by the likes of Nirvana, Bob Dylan, Guns N Roses, Willie Nelson, Queen, and many more.

Watch The Goodies’ cover song video series here:

The duo says, “As we started introducing all the new original music we have been working on, we felt like releasing this series of covers would give the listeners more context into where some of our inspiration comes from. Our love for music is very diverse and we draw inspiration from so many different places, we wanted to put our abilities to the test and we really had fun exploring these amazing songs in a Reggae style.”

About The Goodies:

The Goodies are a San Diego-based band founded by Justin Goodman (“Goodie”) and Zan. With a sound that blends reggae rock, pop, R&B, folk, and other genres, The Goodies draw inspiration from a wide range of musical styles. Justin, originally from Detroit, discovered his love for reggae music during a life-changing trip to Jamaica at a young age. Meanwhile, growing up in San Diego, Zan was exposed to reggae music at a young age by older siblings who were passionate about the Jamaican genre.

Both Justin and Zan share lead vocals, with Justin also playing guitar. Their energetic personalities and shared passion for music led them to form The Goodies, a new project that builds on their previous work as Jus Goodie. The Goodies are currently working on their first EP, set to release in early 2024.

With previous touring and album releases under their belts, The Goodies have already earned a dedicated following in the music scene. Their infectious energy and love of making music together is apparent both in the studio and on stage. As they continue to evolve and experiment with their sound, The Goodies promise to bring audiences on a fun-filled musical journey that celebrates their diverse influences and shared passion for creating great music.

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What others have said:

“…positive vibes, with intertwining vocals that sing of the power of having someone to help guide you through the rough times.” – Parade

“Fused in a breezier reggae-soul …” – American Songwriter

“…smooth, buoyant reggae amalgamated with polished vocal harmonies and the deluxe voices of Goodie and Zan.” –

“Island-inspired… another solid expressive jam.” – Top Shelf Mag

“Blends elements of crackling reggae, rock, Motown soul, and stylish R&B into musical confections communicating liberation and love.” – Medium

“Chock-full of cashmere reggae textures and soft, shiny harmonies” – XS Noize

“Delectable shimmering, silky, and tantalizing… creamy, sparking summer anthems.” – CelebMix

“Delivering a cool fresh sound with a powerful message.” – Total Ntertainment

“Captivates and uplifts, and will have you humming their tunes long after you see the show or listen to an album.” – Grateful Web