Goolis burst onto the scene in the Spring of 2016 with the breakout video single "Times," followed up weeks later by the complete visual album Goolis Presents Mr. Goolis. Each song was accompanied by whimsical, hallucinogenic, and hilariously crafted videos produced, cut, and directed by Goolis. Still having never performed live, Goolis went back into the studio to create the second 2016 release, Goolis Presents RIDIGOOLIS. Exploring wild new territory both musically and lyrically, Goolis provided an audience with another hit single in "Simple Pleasures," and took the music video personas to the next level with his animated cat in "Curiosity," and the Los Angeles Statue of Liberty in "American You." Surrounding the second LP release, Goolis began playing private, and pop-up shows in New York City, and over the course of 2017 became a hit in the downtown Manhattan music scene.
2017 saw the release of the third album, Goolis In Love, recorded in Ghana and Philadelphia. Goolis spent the spring of 2017 in Accra, Ghana working with the rhythm section The Xtreme Volumes. Goolis In Love is an album in love with being in love. It contains all the sentimentality and universality that one expects from a love song, right alongside the fatalistic political satire subtly embedded in these songs. Entering its world is like falling in love: underlying terror and overwhelming ecstasy.