Album Commentary from Taylor:
“As a songwriter, this album is a relinquishing of my codependence...Not concerning myself with things that I shouldn’t...witnessing life around me but trying to hold back judgement. It’s also about stepping more firmly into adulthood, even if a few years later than expected.
As a band, this album is a celebration of each other and our closeness as a group. It’s the 4 of us live in a room not hiding behind any sort of studio magic. This band has made us stronger and brought us closer through the years and we’re recognizing that and are more proud of that than ever.”
Far from apathetic, Good Luck With Whatever is Dawes at their most unapologetic. It’s sympathetic and magnetic, 50% genetic and highly kinetic. Songs like “Didn’t Fix Me” and “Me Especially” showcase Goldsmith’s poetic prowess perfectly; a historian of the human condition, transforming turmoil into motor oil. Drop the tone arm down, turn the volume up, unplug the phone and if you still feel nothing... call a doctor.
Good Luck With Whatever is an unfiltered photograph of a band doing what they do best. A moment in the timeline of a 10 year old band who still possess the wonderment and fearlessness of a 10 year old man. These guys learned to rock before they could crawl and now it’s time to let em’ run. Ask any scientist and they’ll tell you one thing... you can’t fake chemistry.
Recorded at the historic RCA studios in Nashville Tennessee, the boys teamed up with six time Grammy award winning producer Dave “Corn On The” Cobb.
Street date: October 2nd, 2020
1. Still Feel Like a Kid (3:12)
2. Good Luck With Whatever (4:45)
3. Between the Zero and the One (4:50)
4. None of My Business(4:04)
5. St. Augustine at Night (5:13)
6. Who Do You Think You're Talking To? (3:19)
7. Didn't Fix Me (5:32)
8. Free as We Wanna Be (3:16)
9. Me Especially (5:44)