How to take the GOOD with the BAD - GFL Paul, Drex Carter & Kaelin Ellis
WRITTEN BY ANTHONY
“Music is healing me, but never fully. Takes much more seeking equilibrium.”
I can’t imagine what its like with all those ideas spiraling in any direction. Thoughts that come out are effortless, but not always full comprehension. Mumbles here & there turn to magic with a punch in.
Always ending a sentence with a reach… Paul loves to be preacher man. Gets loud, laughs obnoxius. He’s just Paul.
By 11:36pm, accompanied by Orlando Florida’s rising Drex Carter, the scene set for a moment in time.
Drex: “If you had a camera just on you at all times, you’re good.”
Slumped on the couch when Kaelin chops a vinyl sample of Return To Forever. Theres something significant about that record. It’s a record released almost 50 years earlier, Chik Corea, who had one of the most legendary members of fusion.
“YO! THIS IS ONE OF THE GREATEST FUSION RECORDS OF ALL TIME! ONE OF THE ALBUMS THAT LITERALLY INSPIRED IT ALL ENDS!!!”
Pauls on his usual; Sunk deep into a flat back futon that nearly hundreds of asses have drowned at leisure. Stretching his weed, but this setting is his highlight of the day. It’s never with no thought; somethings is on loop endlessly. Kaelin already made 2 beats, both which Paul recorded full songs.
Instantly, leans forward & steps to the mic. It’s a confident move, & he doesn’t look like he’ll need a take two. What he’s expressing is an audio visual experience of not only vulnerable tales, an abandoned life. I think the shift gradually became noticeable as the separation of GFL Paul & Paul sparked backlash. To navigate an industry leveraged by gatekeepers with drugs & percentages, there was disconnect. Lack of vision even. His head wasn’t right. Although those close knew his personal struggles, he seeks his own answers.
Paul: “Its just a feeling. I can put a word there later”
*Drex Lays a Verse
Paul: It’s spring, most people already squandered their New Years Resolutions. Im just getting started, you know what I mean! WE JUST HAVE to keep our FOOT on their NECKS.”
This time last year, they were preparing for a tour. They are now on the launchpad. Complications came up with releasing music & what route the Good For Life camp would go. Make no mistake though. Since the tour, Paul & Kaelin alone amassed close to 1,000 file sessions between 3 laptops. Hundreds of verses, hooks, concepts, kicks & snares. So much music the group forgets where songs are located. Tracks are labeled y numbers, not names. This is a factory in the heartbeat of Central Florida for creatives. They come back.
Money can seem low at times for these gentlemen. Even when Paul can hold cash, its dolled out for daily supply of food & energy drinks, thoughtfully complete with a bouquet of flowers (weed).
All 3 of these guys are driven for success. They relentlessly pursue their visions. They are taking the good with the bad.
“Im changing my thoughts. I realized my most powerful or active thoughts are making me move accordingly. Very powerful stuff.”
-GOOD FOR LIFE