Today’s Song: Earl St. Clair Starts His Own Party with “Good Time”

Earl St. Clair © 2016
RIYL: James Brown, Cee Lo Green, Tiggs Da Author, Anderson .Paak, Nick Waterhouse

Early fans of Earl St. Clair may have heard his soulful roars on his Def Jam debut single, “Perfect,” with labelmate Bibi Bourelly. Clearly no amateur in the neo-soul movement, St. Clair’s signature croon comes to life in his latest single “Good Time.”

This is a party anthem in all senses of the phrase, but its funky throwback feel mirrors its intention precisely. St. Clair calls out the self-aware party-poopers who show up to the club and refuse to let loose in fear of looking foolish.

People don’t dance no more
They just stand out there on the floor
I bet you think you look cool
They don’t play no more slow cuts
Everything is turned up
I bet you think you look cool

Listen: “Good Time” – Earl St. Clair

A hard-working man, St. Clair professes that nothing will stop him from having a good time on his well-deserved night out. A funky bassline, some groovy keys action, and an animated brass section blend to create an infectious, light-hearted tune that demands not to be taken too seriously.

He injects a brand new energy into this new jazz-blues fusion. It’s old school in the sense that he borrows stylistic elements from some of the greats. However, his modern twist is admirable because it respects the genre, while also incorporating a feel-good theme and production techniques that are very radio-suitable.

“Good Time” can also be heard on St. Clair’s in-progress full-length EP titled Songs About A Girl I Used To Know, out soon!

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"Good Time" - Earl St. Clair

“Good Time” – Earl St. Clair

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I am a recent graduate of Loyola University New Orleans, where I studied business with a focus on the music industry. Writing for Atwood Magazine has allowed me to highlight the music that is most relevant to my current life situations and to recognize outstanding talent. My musical tastes range anywhere from R&B/pop crossover artists to more soulful throwback sounds, though I choose to write about artists with standout stories, lyrics, and melodies that transcend genre. Favorite artists include Sabrina Claudio, The Internet, Jorja Smith, Kali Uchis, Zak Abel, Tom Misch, and Louis The Child. I am living in Los Angeles, focusing my time on a career in artist management.