Here is an upbeat, uplifting, empowering song for the summer heatwave. Mae Simpson’s performance in ‘Goodbye’ is full of energy and positivity. Her vocal demonstrates her range and is full of attitude as she sings, “Goodbye…I don’t need you anyhow.” The song is particularly notable for the atmospheric horn section, with Brian Snowman Powers playing soaring saxophone and Paul Pederson on the trumpet. The band’s experience and musicianship is evident as they create a full, layered, soulful sound. Set in Heimie’s Haberdashery and packed with extras, the video matches the song’s sense of fun and, by the end, there’s a party atmosphere.
The South Carolina singer-songwriter is the leader of The Mae Simpson Band, a seven-piece group that are known for blending a range of musical styles and influences. There are elements of blues, rock, country, soul and funk in their music, combined to make a dynamic new sound and delivered with a healthy sense of fun and humour. The Minneapolis-based band are known for their passionate, energetic live performances and fans in that part of the world will be able to catch some shows in late august and September. ‘Goodbye’ is the third single release since 2020’s ‘Did You Make it Back’, a bluesy seven-song collection that is worth checking out. Enjoy.