Good Days is duo Eric Ronick and Michael Cannova. Funny story, the first time they met was in 2015 at a show in the Lower East Side. They got talking about music and Eric asked Michael what he was currently listening to, Michael’s had chosen an indie favorite that day, one he was sure Eric probably wouldn’t know but he was mistaken. Upon revealing the music selection for the day, Eric stares in disbelief. Michael even pulls out his phone to prove the cover art was still there. Still in awe, he finally says, “I was in that band.” The moment both awkward and awesome would be the start of something unexpected.
Over the next year they continued to stay in touch, hanging out every few months, always talking about our favorite songs and artists — discovering in that time, that they both had a huge love for the sounds of the 60s and 70s; those songs that poured out joy so effortlessly. Eventually Michael mentioned he played a little music and that he had a few guitar riffs he’d been messing with, and without hesitation, Eric extended a gracious invite to his studio to play around with them. After a few rather surprisingly productive sessions, it’s the end of the summer in 2016, Michael had an idea he wanted to run by Eric. The thought was that the world had enough sad songs in it, it had been a tough year, let’s write music that makes people feel good. Shines a little light on darker days. Puts a smile where it’s needed. The world needs more good days, and that evening, Good Days was born. Eric would sing and Michael would write the lyrics. Together they would cover each instrument as each one of was inspired. Over the next 9 months we would spend every available Wednesday night in the studio, trying to put the fun and feelings we had into music. It was then that we realized we had an EP in our hands. It wasn’t the end goal but the end result. Good Days’ debut EP titled Hello was released on December 7th, 2017 and are currently working on a colorful collection of singles titled ROYGBIV.
Yellow, the brightest of the bunch, conveys hope, joy and optimism. When better to have this trifecta in your life than when you find yourself caught in the grips of depression? It’s a subject personal to Good Days and millions of people around the world. A darkness that appears without warning, it can turn your brain into a bad neighborhood. It’s something no one should go in alone. Its residency uncertain, like a bad cold you wait for the morning; its dark veil has lifted.
The track “Yellow” is a narrative of this journey from darker days into the light. Broken into two parts the song begins with a character lost within themself, struggling with an unexplainable darkness, holding onto the smallest hope. Almost two minutes in we see that hope prevail and the dark fade away. The light begins to shine through. The warmth of feeling alive and the hope for better days the song concludes.
Remember, every morning you wake up, you win. Be kind to yourself. Let the sun in. Soak it up. Feel the light. Don’t forget you’re alive. Shine bright. We hope that everyone can find even the smallest light on their darkest days.