South Side Jamaica Queens's very own Gritty Panda bursts onto the scene with a banger for your cruising and listening pleasure. Whether you're enjoying this nice NY weather or you're elsewhere in the world GP is definitely going to uplift your spirits with this new track. "Good Vibes" checks off everything a song needs to make it a hit. Hit songs usually have to say something. Whatever it is it has to make sense and more points if it's something people can easily relate to. Gp's first verse talks about knowing from birth that he was different in the sense that he has the talent and drive to make something of himself while also conveying that it's quite easy to get distracted or have your life cut short due to the harsh conditions and environment he was forced to grow up in. The second verse speaks on his determination to help those in his corner while ignoring haters to achieve this goal. I don't know about you but I can definitely relate to these themes.
The instrumentation plays a big factor especially these days in whether we regard it a hit or not. The strings alone give off that iconic "I know exactly who this is as soon as you hear it" vibe. Having a dope beat is all well and good but if your overall style and delivery can't mesh well with it then you can easily miss your mark which definitely was not the case here. GP generally has a deep and commanding voice which is shown very well here. His seamless switching of rapping and singing without the use of autotune let's you know that he really does this. The humming at the end of the hook reminds me of Kid Cudi but that's as far as references go because he sounds like himself which is very rare these days. Take a listen for yourself and let us know what you think. Do you feel this is a hit and what's your criteria for a hit record? Make sure to follow him on soundcloud and IG @official_gritty_panda