Written as an ode to mothers everywhere, Good Son describes the relationship between mother and son and how it cannot always be an easy ride.
The band elaborate “I think it’s safe to say that moms love their kids more than kids love their moms. But when your mom starts crying as she drops you off at the airport to fly back to your new home across the country, you feel like you could do more to ease her pain. You promise yourself you’ll try harder to be a good son. But you don’t. You can’t.” The single once again showcases the duo’s effortless ability to combine woozy electronics with indie rock hooks, creating something akin to that of Metronomy or Hot Chip with a psychedelic edge.
Over the past two years, Bad Wave’s Patrick Hart and Tucker Tota released a slew of singles, each receiving tremendous support, much to the pair’s surprise. 3AM topped the Hype Machine chart, hitting the number one spot, with Runaway peaking at no. 2 and they achieved over a million streams in 2016 as well as featuring on Spotify’s Fresh Finds playlist. The Guardian, The Line of Best Fit, DIY, Wonderland and NME were amongst their top supporters with Beats 1’s Zane Lowe, BBC Radio 1’s Huw Stephens and LA-based station KCRW flying the Bad Wave flag on the airwaves.