In February, Mike Maimone followed up his 2018 EP, The High Hat Club with the stand alone single “Garbougie.” The song was born out of a camping trip. Maimone explains “my friend Eshanthika showed up wearing a gold necklace and makeup. We gave her some shit for looking so good in the middle of the woods and she said, ‘Hey, I’m bougie but I’m a little garbage, too. I like a shot of Campari in my High Life.’ And the term Garbougie was born.” Surviving the Golden Age is excited to premiere the video for the single.
A shot of Campari in a High Life was the first example of being “Garbougie” but the video piles up the examples. If you eat Subway sandwiches while walking on a treadmill, you might be garbougie. If you vape while lifting free weights, you might be garbougie. If you sneak White Castle in to a fancy bar, you might be garbougie. You get the gist. It’s a fun loving video for the sax-filled dance track.