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Talk Good (Original)

Type: Official
Writers: Grace VanderWaal, Ido Zmishlany
Times Performed: 88

Notes

“Talk good is about, …I was actually on my first business call, and I totally screwed it up, and the second the call ended, I was like so mad at myself, and just so caught up in everything I should have said and everything I should have said differently, Three days later, I was in a writing session and I was just like - could absolutely not focus at all, I wasn’t getting any words down, because I couldn’t stop thinking about this stupid business call. So, I finally told him [the producer, Ido] like “you know, I am so caught up in this call. Then he was like “you know, I had the exact same experience, except the opposite, where I was so scared of what happened to you, that I overdid it and I over-talked, and it turned out to be a really big fight. And so, he played me 20 seconds of a song that he wrote that said, “I guess momma never told me how to talk good”. An I’m like “that is amazing, can I steal the idea from you, that like ‘talk good’, I just love that”, and then we wrote that song.” (Behind the song video, released Dec. 18, 2017)

Wikipedia credits Grace's sister Olivia as a co-writer for this song. The liner notes for the album also credits Olivia for background vocals and percussion.



Performances

2017.10.07 Austin City Limits (Week 1) (Zilker Park)
2017.10.14 Austin City Limits (week 2) (Zilker Park)
2017.11.05 The Troubadour Just the Beginning Tour
2017.11.13 Irving Plaza Just the Beginning Tour
2017.11.15 Park West Just the Beginning Tour
2017.12.05 FLY 92.3 Not So Silent Night (Palace Theatre)
2018.01.20 Private Acoustic Concert (Bean Runner Cafe)
2018.02.05 The Sinclair Just the Beginning Tour
2018.02.07 9:30 Club Just the Beginning Tour In her Intro to Talk Good (at 25:05) Grace reveals that the business phone call where she fumbled the words was about ”Moonlight”.
2018.02.09 Cannery Ballroom Just the Beginning Tour
2018.02.10 Terminal West Just the Beginning Tour Part of (38s)
2018.02.12 Warehouse Live Just the Beginning Tour
2018.02.13 Trees Just the Beginning Tour
2018.02.16 Bluebird Theatre Just the Beginning Tour
2018.02.16 Bluebird Theatre Just the Beginning Tour
2018.02.20 Slim's Just the Beginning Tour
2018.02.22 Hawthorn Theatre Just the Beginning Tour
2018.02.23 Neumos Just the Beginning Tour No media available but confirmed by video now deleted
2018.04.21 MVCC Cultural Series (Mohawk Valley Community College) Just the Beginning Tour Beginning of song is missing
2018.06.05 Xfinity Theatre Evolve Tour (Imagine Dragons)
2018.06.06 Xfinity Centre Evolve Tour (Imagine Dragons)
2018.06.08 Darling's Waterfront Pavillion Evolve Tour (Imagine Dragons) (Documented by video that has since been deleted)
2018.06.09 PNC Bank Arts Centre Evolve Tour (Imagine Dragons)
2018.06.11 St. Josephs's Health Amphitheater Evolve Tour (Imagine Dragons)
2018.06.13 Budwesier Stage Evolve Tour (Imagine Dragons)
2018.06.14 Budwesier Stage Evolve Tour (Imagine Dragons)
2018.06.16 Hershey Park Stadium Evolve Tour (Imagine Dragons)
2018.06.17 Blossom Music Centre Evolve Tour (Imagine Dragons) Fragment (13s) 
2018.06.19 Madison Square Garden Evolve Tour (Imagine Dragons)
2018.06.21 DT Energy Music Centre Evolve Tour (Imagine Dragons)
2018.06.22 Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Centre Evolve Tour (Imagine Dragons)
2018.06.24 Century Link Centre Evolve Tour (Imagine Dragons)
2018.06.26 Denny Sanford Premier Centre Evolve Tour (Imagine Dragons)
2018.06.27 Summerfest (American Family Insurrance Amphitheater) Evolve Tour (Imagine Dragons)
2018.06.29 Saratoga Performing Arts Centre Evolve Tour (Imagine Dragons)
2018.07.02 Jiffy Lube Live Evolve Tour (Imagine Dragons)
2018.07.03 Veterans United Home Loan Amphitheater Evolve Tour (Imagine Dragons)  
2018.07.05 Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creck Evolve Tour (Imagine Dragons)
2018.07.07 Colonial Life Arena Evolve Tour (Imagine Dragons)
2018.07.08 Brandon Amphitheater Evolve Tour (Imagine Dragons)
2018.07.10 Bridgestone Arena Evolve Tour (Imagine Dragons)
2018.07.11 Hollywood Casino Amphitheater Evolve Tour (Imagine Dragons)
2018.07.13 Hollywood Casino Amphitheater Evolve Tour (Imagine Dragons) (Documented by video that has since been deleted)
2018.07.14 Sprint Centre Evolve Tour (Imagine Dragons)
2018.07.16 Red Rocks Amphitheater Evolve Tour (Imagine Dragons)
2018.07.18 Isleta Amphitheater Evolve Tour (Imagine Dragons)
2018.07.21 The Forum Evolve Tour (Imagine Dragons)  
2018.07.22 The Forum Evolve Tour (Imagine Dragons)
2018.07.24 Concord Pavillion Evolve Tour (Imagine Dragons)
2018.07.26 Bobcat Stadium Evolve Tour (Imagine Dragons) (Documented by video that has since been deleted)
2018.07.28 Loveloud - Concert (Rice-Eccles Stadium) Evolve Tour (Imagine Dragons)
2018.07.30 INTRUST Bank Arena Evolve Tour (Imagine Dragons) Fragment (12s) 
2018.08.01 BOK Centre Evolve Tour (Imagine Dragons)
2018.08.02 Austin 360 Amphitheater Evolve Tour (Imagine Dragons) Fragment (15s) 
2018.08.04 Cynthia Woods Mitchel Pavillion Evolve Tour (Imagine Dragons)
2018.08.05 Smoothie King Centre Evolve Tour (Imagine Dragons)
2018.08.07 The Wharf Amphitheater Evolve Tour (Imagine Dragons) Part of (43s) inlcuing the dragonfly incident 
2018.08.09 Coral Sky Amphitheater Evolve Tour (Imagine Dragons)
2018.08.10 MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheater Evolve Tour (Imagine Dragons)
2019.05.31 CAL Polytech "Spring Fever" Sunset Concert (California Polytech University, University Union Plaza)
2019.08.10 Railbird Festival (The grounds of Keeneland Racetrack) Ur so Beautiful Tour
2019.08.11 Orange Peel Ur so Beautiful Tour Almost complete (2m38s) 
2019.08.13 Cannery Ballroom Ur so Beautiful Tour
2019.08.14 Variety Playhouse Ur so Beautiful Tour
2019.08.16 Granada Theatre Ur so Beautiful Tour Part of (44s) in beginning of this 29m long video covering the rest of the concert 
2019.08.17 Emo's Ur so Beautiful Tour
2019.08.18 Warehouse Live Ur so Beautiful Tour
2019.08.21 The van Buren Ur so Beautiful Tour
2019.08.22 El Rey Theatre Ur so Beautiful Tour
2019.08.25 The Observatory Ur so Beautiful Tour
2019.08.27 El Rey Theatre Ur so Beautiful Tour Part of (39s) 
2019.08.28 El Rey Theatre Ur so Beautiful Tour
2019.08.29 The Fillmore Ur so Beautiful Tour
2019.09.01 The Depot Ur so Beautiful Tour Part of (30s) 
2019.09.02 Washington's Ur so Beautiful Tour
2019.09.03 Bluebird Theatre Ur so Beautiful Tour
2019.09.06 Varsity Theatre Ur so Beautiful Tour
2019.09.07 Park West Ur so Beautiful Tour
2019.09.09 Saint Andrews Hall Ur so Beautiful Tour Part of (46s) 
2019.09.11 The Opera House Ur so Beautiful Tour
2019.09.13 Royale Ur so Beautiful Tour
2019.09.14 College Street Music Hall Ur so Beautiful Tour
2019.09.16 Theatre of Living Arts Ur so Beautiful Tour
2019.09.17 Webster Hall Ur so Beautiful Tour
2019.09.19 The National Ur so Beautiful Tour Fragment (9s) from 0:22 
2019.09.20 9:30 Club Ur so Beautiful Tour
2019.09.21 Rams Head Live! Ur so Beautiful Tour At 8:55 in this video (a fanmade recap on Facebook - so limited access) 
2019.11.24 Wonderfront Festival (Uncle Ed's D*mn Good Vodka Stage)

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Singles & Albums

Release Date Record Type Track
2017-11-03Just the BeginningLP7
2017-11-03Just the Beginning (Target version)LP7
2017-11-10Just the Beginning (Japanese version)LP7

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