Matthew Good album release at Indie 88 studios
The two discussed Good’s new release Arrows of Desire in front of a small select crowd of fans and media persons. While they played tracks Good gave a play-by-play of sorts on his creative process on the sixth studio album from the Mission, B.C. native.
Before getting into the album, Cross and Good had a heart to heart chat about where Good is these days with life, balancing being a husband, a father of two, a musician, and a social activist. All of which he is now doing from his new home in Mission.He spoke of his little farm and the animals he and his wife keep, and how the children, Thomas and Elizabeth are growing up so quickly at only the tender ages of two and one respectively.
After they discussed his album at length, he played an unplugged set of three songs of the album, including his personal favourite from the new collection “Garden of Knives.”One aspect of the album Good reinforced strongly, was the fact that he took a raw an imperfect approach when creating this album, referencing the likes of rock greats like Robert Plant and Jimmy Page of Led Zeppelin.
“What made those guys great was that they weren’t perfect, Plant sang out of tune, sometimes Page missed notes but kept playing, it was about the music,” said Good.
During the talk session they gave the audience the opportunity to ask Good questions. One fan commented on how open and sharing he was with his Instagram account. He said that was for two reasons.“I don’t like keeping photos and videos backed up on my phone, so I simply use my account to keep the photos there for me,” laughed Good. “But also I like to share my life with the world, not just my music.”
Another fan asked him what he thought of Canada’s place in the international music market, which Good was quick to dispel the myth of.
“That’s an inferiority complex that Canada has when it comes to the rest of the world. Some of the best music comes out of Canada.”
Martyr’s Madysun Ball previously did a Q&A with Good about his new album and video of Indie 88 interview with myself on Martyr TV, watch below.