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Remi Goode is a trained classical guitarist and choral singer turned alternative folk/pop singer-songwriter. When she first decided to put her voice and guitar together and write original music, she quickly developed a style that highlights her careful classical sensibilities, pure vocal quality, and the distinctive sound of a nylon-string guitar. With an affinity for small arrangements and modest production, Remi’s highest priority is lyricism. She writes with blunt honesty and introspection, searching for the root of the dynamics within a relationship or a deeper understanding of her own self-conception. Although Remi’s analysis of herself and others is often unforgiving, her songs always contain a qualifying aspect of emotional ambiguity—an expression of both grief and acceptance at having to navigate a world that isn’t black or white.
From a young age, Remi was greatly influenced by a handful of folk and alternative artists of the 80’s and 2000’s. Her music is harmonically reminiscent of Suzanne Vega, has the free, dynamic phrasing of Regina Spektor, and expresses emotional ambivalence similar to Sarah Harmer and Kathleen Edwards. In 2020, Remi began to work on overcoming her continued struggle with self-doubt about her ability to maintain a career as a singer-songwriter and decided to pursue music seriously. She graduated with concurrent bachelor’s degrees in music and art history from Arizona State University in 2022, where she studied with pioneering guitarist, JIJI, and worked in the art conservation lab at the ASU Art Museum. Even with a formal musical education behind her, Remi chooses to write entirely by ear in order to achieve her primary goal as a songwriter—to make the music she wants to hear.
Remi has been active as a performer since age seven, playing in classical guitar recitals and singing in the acclaimed Tucson Girls Chorus. She eventually started to gig professionally, singing and accompanying herself on guitar around age twelve. She collaborated often with childhood friend and singer-songwriter, Gabe Lehrer, arranging intricate duos for two guitars and voices. The pair started working on each other’s originals, even self-recording an EP of Remi’s music in 2016 as high schoolers. They started a band in 2018, a tight-knit group of five former ASU music students that records together and performs frequently across Arizona, including recent headline shows at The Rebel Lounge in Phoenix and Club Congress in Tucson. The group toured for the first time in January 2023, performing in Nashville in advance of their upcoming move to the city.
Remi has released a handful of singles over the past five years, which show significant growth in musical maturity and sound quality. Her most recent release is an acoustic duo arrangement of her song, “Typecast,” which was written about the anger and sadness of falling out of a close friendship. This warm, one-take bedroom recording captures the intuitive musical understanding Remi and Gabe have developed. Though Remi’s music is often serious and subtle, her performances are never rigid. Remi and her band like to jam and create a playful atmosphere on stage, working together as creative equals to craft a fuller sound for her songs. Remi is currently recording her next project, Don’t Drive Me Home, which represents the independent artist she has become. Balancing small, intimate, folk-forward tracks with full-band arrangements that push into new stylistic territories—half bedroom recordings years in the making and half live-capture studio recordings—Remi’s debut album will showcase her full range as an artist.