Jimmy Goings’ is back with a twist as his latest single “World At War” from his upcoming album Late Check In is a resounding rock track that takes us back to the late 1970s with its groovy rhythm and bombastic sound. Functioning as his first solo release since his time with Santa Esmeralda, there’s still plenty of juice in Goings’ creative tank as he delivers yet another smash hit. However, Goings’ lyrics about the world constantly finding itself at war and against all odds, reflect a sad reality that is still relevant today. Recorded in 1980, the song remains as poignant now as it was back then.
The current global situation is such that this song could not be timelier. With current events in Ukraine and rising tensions across the globe, Goings’ music is a powerful reminder of the tragedy of war and the impact it has on people’s lives. At the same time, the song’s lyrics take on a new relevance in the context of ongoing struggles against systemic racism and police brutality in the United States. Goings’ songwriting captures the urgency of these issues, highlighting the impact they have on the world as a whole.
“World At War” is a prime example of Goings’ skill as a songwriter and musician. The song’s driving beat and powerful lyrics demonstrate his ability to tap into universal themes that resonate with listeners. The addition of Wings-esque backing vocals adds a touch of nostalgia to the track, but the song’s lyrics remain timely and impactful.
Late Check In is an impressive debut for Goings as a solo artist and a testament to his longevity in the industry. His ability to blend genres seamlessly is on full display, and the album showcases his diverse musical influences. Goings continues to work with independent artists and his own band Generation Esmeralda, and is actively involved in developing new talent and producing events for cities in the San Francisco Bay Area. He also works as the production manager for the Grammy Award-winning Pacific Mambo Orchestra. Goings has had an illustrious and successful career in the music industry, and Late Check In is a collection of material recorded over the last four decades of his career. This album marks his solo debut outside of Santa Esmeralda ft. Jimmy Goings and Generation Esmeralda, showcasing his versatility as a musician and songwriter.
Goings has played an active part in the Bay Area music scene since the early 1970s, working with notable artists such as Power House, Dorothy Morrison and the Family Drive, Loverde, and Sylvester. He has recorded, sung, played on, and produced albums for major labels including Phillips, Polydor, Arista, and Warner Brothers Records. He has also been inducted twice into the South Dakota Rock and Roll Association Hall of Fame, and has contributed to the comedy industry as a developer, representative of talent, and producer of shows for over 30 years.
“World At War” is a powerful song that further showcases and hones Jimmy Goings’ talents as a songwriter and musician – its relevance in today’s world is a testament to Goings’ ability to tap into universal themes that remain as timely and impactful now as they did in 1980. Late Check In is a masterful collection of material that showcases the range of Goings’ talents, and marks an exciting new chapter in his career as a solo artist.