Good Kid is a band of friends who met at the University of Toronto. They all like three of the same things: Music, computers and video games – the latter two being a constant inspiration for music writing (as you can see in the video). They are full-time software developers, but still write music, play shows, and create Pokémon-themed videos for their Facebook followers. Their first song “Nomu” collected over half a million plays from online streaming platforms organically.
The band on how the song came together:
This one time, the five of us participated in a programming competition and we won first place. The prize was a free trip to Asia. It just so happens that our guitarist David grew up in Shanghai, so while we were there he took us around town and brought us to all the cool places. However, this one night he decided to take us to a shady part of town to see a fortune teller psychic lady who told us we were all going to die really, really soon. This really freaked us out so we wrote a song about wanting to make it out of Shanghai alive.