Some opposites do more than just attract. Such a union drives Brooklyn duo Great Good Fine Ok. At first glance, vocalist Jon Sandler and producer and multi-instrumentalist Luke Moellman seem like a study in contrasts. Often clad in space age glittery jackets and bathed in a laser glow, Sandler’s voice stretches from singer-songwriter sensitivity to funky falsetto. Something of an aural mad scientist, Moellman quietly draws on nearly two decades of production experience and an expansive arsenal of instruments. However, it works flawlessly for them.
“Luke is very much the technical mind, and I’m very much the emotional lyricist,” affirms Sandler. In 2013, the musicians recorded a debut viral and critical hit entitled “You’re The One For Me.” 2014 saw them release a pair of EPs—Body Diamond and 2M2H. Their third EP, III, spawned the smash “Take It Or Leave It.” Holed up in a cabin on a Catskill Mountains writing retreat in 2018, they made a conscious decision to expand the creative palette yet again on their fourth EP. “We brought in more organic instrumentation,” explains Sandler. “It’s like we’ve been up in the air, traveling through space. With this new material, we’ve landed on a planet; we are little more human.” Fueled by that interplay, the duo take pop to a new galaxy. “When people listen to these songs, I hope they feel something,” Sandler leaves off. “Whether you’re getting deep to the lyrics or partying, you’re taking something away. That’s all we could ever ask for.”
“Could Be Us” reflects on wanting more from a relationship, and wondering where it could lead if you take that jump. It’s interesting to hear the perspectives from both sides, through both Great Good Fine Ok and Emily Burns’ verses. The production features percussive synth chords that offer space in the mix, creating a compelling soundscape. Check this bop out below.