Goalkeeper, made up of vocalist and bassist Ryan Beebe, guitarist Marc Juliano, and drummer Cody Ritchie, is an up and coming pop-punk band from Philadelphia. Their new EP Life In Slow Motion is being released on September 25th. This album has really shown how much a pop-punk band can grow from their original sound. I sat down with Marc to talk about the new EP, being in an active band during the pandemic, and what the future holds from here.
Your new EP is coming out this September, how was the process of creating the record?The process of the EP was fairly similar to the previous releases. We did some more pre-production and had our producer Kevin more involved in the months leading up. Even with that, it was still just us three getting into our rehearsal space and working out songs. I think this was a little more stressful but good stress because of who we were working with and it’s our first release under the label, so we wanted to make a good impression. It also touches on a lot of different emotions that we haven’t approached as seriously before lyrically, and musically; it was a challenge, but I think it made us better musicians and songwriters for sure. How does the new record differ from Bad Times Don’t Last? I think the lyrical content and the music is what sticks out as being different. Ryan and Cody really touched on a lot of subjects that we haven’t touched on as seriously before. Musically, we used a lot of different techniques and progressions that for us, go outside of what we normally do. It was awesome being able to incorporate different genres of music as well. It’s still very much a pop punk record, but throughout the songs we got to utilize techniques from different genres that we feel really helped craft these songs. Do you think this album shows growth to Goalkeeper? and if so in what ways? 100%. This EP is way more technical musically and again, touches on different subjects for us. We are known for being a positive band, but it was awesome to be able to approach some different feelings and emotions we were going through that maybe weren’t so positive. Still very much Goalkeeper but a little bit more mature across the board. Be ready for the same lame jokes live though!
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