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Chris Goma – ‘Castle in the Woods’

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Today West Coast residing artist Chris Goma delivers his new project Castle In the Woods. Diving deep into his own psyche and even the mind of the listener, Chris Goma gives fans a project they can run back for years to come. Timeless in nature and carefully designed like a castle’s architecture, this project leads fans on a mental and audible journey that will leave a lasting impression.

“Castle in the Woods represents a place in your mind where you feel free love and acceptance from your surroundings and the people in it, and so that reflects itself in your real environment,” Chris Goma said. “There’s a song I wrote that’s on this album that was the first song I wrote when I came to California and I just wrote thoughtlessly and really tried not to over think it.  The song was about me being free and that journey of finding freedom, really it’s the pursuit of happiness for myself and for the people around me.”
Dedicating the project to his fan’s spiritual and mental journey, Chris Goma says each song has a different style or genre but overall it encompasses R&B and soul sound.
“As I’ve grown as an artist I’ve learned that I like songs that are not barred by genre and I feel like the influences step from different styles of music. I love jazz, I love Hip-Hop and I love R&B. if a song needs to have country then I’m going to include that in there. I think my music is some sort of eclectic genre and so I feel like there is an R&B component to it. Chris Goma said.
But the pursuit of happiness hasn’t been an easy ride for Chris Goma who was conceived in Rwanda and born in the United States after his family escaped the genocide that became famous across the world as the Hutu slaughtered Tutsi, Twa and anyone else who resisted the massacre.
“Basically music saved me quite literally, before my mother even gave birth to me. My dad got a Fulbright Scholarship to the Berkeley School of Music a week before I was born.  His older brother was a big musician in Central Africa and his brother motivated him,” Chris Goma explained. “My dad is brilliant, he knows 6 or 7 languages, he’s an incredible musician and all that, but they fled Rwanda a week before the genocide and were lucky enough to board a cargo plane that just so happened to be going to Boston. I was born a few months after that. For me as I got older that was always in the back of my mind – music really pushed my dad and saved our family.”
From those humble beginnings in Africa to his movements in Boston, Canada and California, Chris Goma has always had a passion for music.
“I street performed for rent for the first 8 months I was living in California and I went through hell and back. I never ended up being homeless because luckily I rented from someone who was a producer and vocal coach and he took me in as a protege. But then my life changed. I lived in the Bay area and then in 2016-2017 I came across Prince’s music director who is a mentor of mine.  He ended up being like an uncle to me and showed me a lot expanding my musical preferences and styles,” Chris Goma said. “I want my fans to try to listen to the full project from beginning to end. There are little nuggets in each song and each song has a different style or genre. From songs one through nine, I think fans are really going to love the journey and all the styles within it. The last song is really crazy too so def peep that!”

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SPEECH – A Different World (Reaction To Capitol Insurrection)

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 “This song had to be made to become proactive in shaping our collective future, because the rebellion that happened on January 6, 2021, in Washington D.C. was the curtain being pulled back on race, lies, and darkness in America,” Speech explains. “It’s obvious that about half of America is living in a fictitious bubble and are responding accordingly. That’s why I wanted to share facts about the lawlessness and hypocrisy that was occurring. We may be at the start of another Civil war and a lot of bloodshed.” -SPEECH

Atlanta, GA…Like millions of other Americans, Grammy Award-winning artist Speech of the legendary Afro-centric Hip Hop group Arrested Development watched in horror as a swath of die-hard Trump loyalists stormed the U.S. Capitol building in Washington D.C. As the dedicated MC he is, Speech put the pen to paper and spit out the single “A Different World,” an anthemic call-to-action that both preserve his artistic integrity and passion for socio-political issues.

“On the night of the terrorist attack that already killed five people, I did a YouTube post, I posted various things on social media, but none of it seemed adequate, especially from a music documentation perspective,” he said of the song’s evolution. “So, I went into the studio, pulled out my Beat Thang, sampler, etc. The jazz/boom bap energy for this song was intentional, meant to be a throwback energy from the ‘90s-type approach. In my opinion, those sensibilities lend themselves to reflection, grooves, and hope, while still showing the urgency of this moment. I also purposely rhymed with a higher pitch, cuz I wanted my emotions of helplessness, rage but also engagement to come through.” -SPEECH

“A Different World” follows Expansion Pt. 1, Speech’s first solo EP in 14 years, and will appear on his upcoming full-length album Expansion. As he flirts within the song’s breakdown, “This is a time for good-hearted people of all races that love Hip Hop to show the world a path to peace and truth! Plot, Plan, Strategize, Organize and Mobilize. Please spread the vibes. We aren’t helpless, we can make a different world.”

Watch the teaser video and get “A Different World” below on preferred platforms.

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Back On Me – MJ Gill @MjSoundsz

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Mj Soundsz in his sophmore year of his early success in his music career plans on being a threat to the mus industry independently sky rising, he plans on aiming the bounds! His highly anticipated visual called “Intro the Movie” is expected from critics that this will be a huge release.”Me and Wavy spent about 2 months in this visual, says Soundsz, “We wanted to get this one perfect.” “Intro the Movie” displays every element describing a classic that’ll keep you hypnotized to the screen every minute. “I had to be different, I see everyone creating the same videos and i wanted to express my music artistically. I wanted to showcase growth within me as an artist and Reel Filmz as a Videographer.” Mj Soundsz and Reel Filmz collaborated on a huge hit called “Back on Me” which has amassed over 130k views on Youtube and another hit at 150k streams. Make sure yall follow Mj Soundsz below and tap in with him along with Reel Filmz for more entertainment.

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