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AZEB is Mereba’s Golden Hour

Imagine hovering just a few inches above the ground, donning a pearly-white smile with a far-off look in your eye, a gentle hum of strings following you wherever you find yourself. This is how I envision neo-soul songstress, Mereba, drifting through her day-to-day life. The Philadelphia native released an equally ethereal EP last month. 7 tracks of musings tinted in beguiling shades of hazel and cinnamon, AZEB follows Mereba’s 2018 album, The Jungle is the Only Way Out. There are three common themes spread throughout the EP: war, peace and gold. “Aye, aye, it’s a war like every day / […]

Eaglin: A Truly Dynamic Duo

Hailing from Denton, TX, sister duo, Eaglin, released their latest single, “Maybe (We’ll Get Better Soon)” last month. The single is a goosebumps-inducing, blues-infused ballad that somehow sounds the way that homesickness feels, with an incredibly captivating bridge that will, without a shadow of a doubt, have you singing, “Thinkin! About you! Brings a smile to my face, even now.” The track was blessed by the hands of Grammy award winner McKenzie Smith and lauded guitarist Joey McClellan. When the single popped up in my inbox, I decided I would be remiss if I didn’t try to make contact. “Maybe […]

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Listen: Don’t Let Them See You Cry – Shantel May

It’s pretty clear that 2021 has been a good year for women in R&B, starting strong with the release of Jazmine Sullivan’s Heaux Tales in January. Sullivan is one of a handful of artists effectively setting the precedent (and the bar awfully high) for others who fall into that category of music. Toronto-based vocal powerhouse, Shantel May gracefully rises to the challenge with the release of Don’t Let Them See You Cry. The EP is just a small appetizer for the 5-course meal that’s sure to come. Although there’s some push and pull throughout the EP– some tracks standing out […]

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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.