Welcome to Pass the Aux, where KQED Arts & Culture brings you our favorite new tracks by Bay Area artists. Check out past entries and submit a song for future coverage.
Now that Labor Day's heinous heatwave has (mostly) passed over Northern California, we're entering the third stage of Bay Area summer: when those sorbet-colored sunsets last longer than your grandma's container of VapoRub, and we hang out with our friends, soaking it all in.
The track is the lead single off J. Lately's latest album, Breakfast, titled in tribute to his sacred ritual of waking up early, eating a quality breakfast burrito and harnessing the potential of the day.
But "Good Lasts" is arguably a sunset song; it has that "stay outside 'til after the street lights come on" vibe. It's a combination of the smooth production by West Coast Trey, the melodic hook sung by Bay Area-born Khyenci, and the laid-back flows of Sebastopol-raised J.Latey, Berkeley's Loe Gino and East Oakland's Ian Kelly.