Somewhere between ‘80s nostalgia and searing vocals you find the electronic duo, Great Good Fine Ok. Made up of Luke Moellman and Jon Sandler, the group combines synthpop with R&B slow jams and infectious energy to produce songs that are all about love (because according to Sandler that’s all that matters). On Friday night it was all glow sticks, flashing lights and dancing as they kicked off the first show of their tour at Irving Plaza.
Strobes and lasers circled the dark setup as a brass band, drummer and guitarist took the stage. Moellman entered in all white followed by Sandler is in his customary silk kimono. They opened with the melodic “Holding You”- a perfectly balanced track that transmits strong sound while protecting the integrity of the soft vocals. When GGFO played their most popular track “Take It or Leave It” Sandler tore across the stage dancing in his light-up kicks. The Brooklyn-based duo performed the majority of tracks off of their most recent EP, III. Having only been out for a day, it was amazing to hear that the crowd already knew all of the lyrics.
More infectious than GGFO’s energy, is their music. It is lush, while delicate and the clarity of their production is top-notch. It’s no wonder that in the past couple of years these guys have made a real mark on the electronic community. They have performed with Tove Lo, X Ambassadors, Betty Who and Panama Wedding and collaborated with The Chainsmokers. GGFO is on tour in the United States for the next couple of months. You can see if they’re playing your city and get your tickets here.
Article: Alx Bear