good son is Chicago songwriter and producer Yoo Soo Kim. The name is a play on a Korean word ‘guksung (극성)’ that his dad called him when he was a kid. The word, which translates to ‘polarity,’ is a term that’s lost in translation. In his case, he was a frequent troublemaker (a disruption/opposite of peace).
Growing up, good son played classical as a child, seethed on punk rock as a teenager, all the while secretly adored pop. His music, as a result, moves from beautifully lush to earnest and raw.