Danny Mayer has given us his debut solo release titled “Basic Goodness”. Mayer stayed true to his inclination for mixing sounds and was able to put together a single that blends old-school psychedelic funk with a “Go-Go” – style drum beat.
From Mayer, the song title was inspired by a concept coined by Tibetan spiritual teacher Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche. “Basic Goodness” observes that humans beings are wired to experience joy through entities as simple as sound and color. The concept extends into how nature provides the basic needs for human survival. Once it is recognized that the world around us has all of the basic elements designed for survival, one can exist in a relaxed & natural state, simply feeling and experiencing the vibrations of the world around them.
The meaning behind the title is certainly something most of us can get down with. The single also brings that same unity. The track feels experimental. We love that the song started from a drum groove sent to him by his friend Colin Jalbert. Like many musicians with downtime during the pandemic, Danny Mayer learned how to record his music from home, proving again how resilient the musicians we love are. If you were paying attention to Mayers social media over the last year you may have seen him experimenting with loops and grooves. The single in front of us was developed from looping that drum groove, adding Moog bass, bass guitar, and percussion. These sounds are the canvas that Mayer’s guitar parts eventually paint over. This is the lead single off of a full-length record composed by Mayer during the hard but rewarding days of the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic.
We look forward to seeing the rest of the record released.