Based in Toronto, Sunshine Makers are an original R&B/neo-soul/hip-hop band. Their empathetic and warm new song, “Got To Be Good” is a mix of modern and classic, featuring Halifax musician, Aquakultre. Producer Ben Fox and Brent Jackson of Sunshine Makers felt that it gives a nod to the old Motown greats while keeping up with current R&B sounds.
The opening lyrics for “Got To Be Good” starts off by stating “We’ve got to bring some loving here today for our friend Marvin Gaye who’d say what’s going on.”It’s a nod to Marvin Gaye and his message in the classic track “What’s Going On.” Love is what the world needs and Sunshine Makers want to remind people through their music that the message is just as relevant today as it was back in 1971.
“I feel sensitive to the world and often struggle with staying optimistic about our current state,” says Jackson. “I feel comfort and yet sadness to think a person like Marvin experienced feeling the same way 50 years ago. I feel it’s my part as a songwriter to keep pushing a message of love and hope for our planet.”