In the age of viral fame and meme music, Goody Grace stands out as a rockstar in the truest sense of the term. He unapologetically makes the music he wants to make, stays true to his roots, is stylish as hell, and comes across as a genuine person while doing it. In line with his air of authenticity, believe it or not, Goody Grace is not a stage name.
“I love the name. Can we just talk about that?” asked Brian Calle, host of the Rockstar Experience podcast.
“I mean, Goody Grace, is that your birth name or a stage name? Because that name is fire,” he continued.
“It’s not a stage name, it’s my real name, man,” Goody humbly replied with a chuckle, CBD joint in hand. Goody is the latest artist to sit down with the Rockstar Experience podcast and at only 23 years old, he is already in tune with his own rockstar experience.
Although Goody Grace is a real-life rockstar these days, having collaborated with some of the biggest names in the industry like Juicy J, G-Eazy, and Blink-182, he honed his craft in the woods of Manitoba, Canada before relocating to L.A.
“Yup, I’m from the sticks. I love it back home. Where I came from is a very particular and special place that really made me who I am,” he began.
“Culturally it’s so diverse there, because it’s really country, but there is also a lot of crime there. Half of my friends drove Cadillacs and sold weed and half of my friends drove trucks and listened to country music.”
Goody holds this balance of influences in high regard, and they are reflected in his music and style.
“I think the dichotomy of that creates a special and weird type of culture and I like country music as much as I like punk music as much as I like hip hop music.”
His sound, although well cultivated, is as indescribable as it is varied. Goody considers himself genreless.
“I’ve always been kind of all over the place, but that’s not out of confusion or indecisiveness, it’s just out of versatility. I just like music and I always want there to be something for everyone in my music,” he explained.
“How would you describe your music to people who haven’t heard it?” the Rockstar Experience hosts asked.
“It’s always been a struggle to put into words for me. But, I like my music to be, first off, emotional, second, cinematic, and I think the most important is nostalgic. I think it’s more about the themes and the feelings than the sound. Whether it’s an acoustic song or something with 808s and trap hats that I might be rapping on or it’s a punk song; it’s still the same energy.”
Goody has always been quite the musical workhorse; he began recording himself and producing music at the age of 9. We can assume he is always working on something creative, whether alone or with his friends.
“Since like December I probably made like 135 songs,” he professed.
“It’s crazy when you make music, just living life is making the music. Because if I just sat alone all day what would I make music about? My friends mean a lot to me so I like to keep really good people around me. I’m really thankful for my friends. If I’m not making music I’m with like 1 of 10 people who mean the world to me and we’re probably working on something creative too. I think that no matter what I’m doing I’m always thinking of what’s next… but also living in the moment, in a good way, not a bad way.” ❖
Although his debut album, Don’t Forget Where You Came From, is out now, we can obviously expect more innovative music from Goody in the future. Until then, stream Goody Grace on all music platforms and follow him on his socials. You can check out the full Rockstar Experience Podcast interview on Spotify, or wherever you get your podcasts.