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Listen: “Can I Leave Me Too?” / “Float Away” – The Greeting Committee

It wasn’t overthinking. It just felt like a genuine stream of consciousness and self-expression. I hope that’s what people hear. Brandon Yangmi on “Float Away,” Rice and Spice Magazine Here’s the thing– are these singles particularly emo? Yes. Do they still hit the spot? Absolutely. And that’s what matters. Kansas City’s The Greeting Committee has managed to pry themselves out of the box they’ve been hiding in for 2 years with “Can I Leave Me Too?” and “Float Away.” The singles follow the alt-indie band’s 2019 EP, I’m Afraid I’m Not Angry and 2018 album, This Is It, a project […]

Listen: “Off The Drugs” – TOBi feat. Mick Jenkins

“Life, to me, is a good trip if you let it be.” TOBi Today’s song is one with some of my favorite elements: horns and Mick Jenkins. The third single from TOBi this year is one that’s been in constant rotation since its release last week. When I say “constant rotation,” I mean exactly that. Forwards and backwards, up and down, side to side, this song was run into the ground and dug back up just to be run into the ground again. Based off of title alone, you may assume this single is in favor of sobriety, but on […]

Listen: Billie Marten – “Creature of Mine”

Folk singer-songwriter and Certified Sad Girl, Billie Marten released the second single from her upcoming sophomore album, Flora Fauna, in early April. “It’s an end of the world, post-apocalyptic scenario – you get to choose one thing, one person to leave it with,” Marten said in a statement about the single, “It’s a love song to a stranger and a polite request to momentarily leave Earth when it’s all too much.” “Creature of Mine” begins like a soft breath, gentle and rhythmic, eventually building into a grand exhale of horns. The single has been in consistent rotation for me since […]

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Greetings and peace be with you. I’m Jessica. A girl who grew up thinking she wanted to be the junkie manic-pixie-dream-girl, Penny Lane, who would one day flee to Morocco and never look back, only to find that who she really wanted to be was Cameron Crowe, deep in the trenches of music journalism. I started The Greater Good in 2020, originally, as a creative byproduct of anxiety and an overwhelming need for distraction. As time and an immeasurable amount of self-reflection finally began healing some of those wounds, The Greater Good became less of a distraction for me and more of a passion, or purpose.

At TGG, you’ll find independent music reviews, artist interviews, and intermittent blathering about the psychology of music.