Today we’d like to introduce you to Chris Goma.
Chris Goma is a young artist raised in Ontario, Canada. His parents fled the Rwandan Genocide & escaped through his father’s full bright scholarship to Berklee College of music months before he was born. Goma’s introduction to instruments started at an early age, as his father bought him a keyboard when he was seven years old. From there, Goma fell in love with the bass & arranging instrumentals at 12. He learned complex jazz standards & wrote his first lyrics at 14. 11 years later, Goma will now be releasing his first single world wide. Goma’s relatable & approachable nature is reflected in his music, as he can somehow make anyone bop their head & dance to the funky beats & hypnotic melodies he produces.
Please tell us about your music.
I am a full time artist & producer of music. The type of music & beats I make vary depending on how I feel. The songs tend to have a cinematic vibe to them due to my love for writing stories. The message behind everything I create is to bridge the gap between pain & joy. The goal behind the songs I make & the live performances I play are to have people feel comfortable enough with me on stage to the point where they feel they can let loose & be themselves with the people around me. I consider it an unsuccessful show if no one is dancing or swaying back & forth during a song I’m performing. I want the listener to feel the release, & be taken on a journey of sorts when they hear me.
Do you have any advice for other artists? Any lessons you wished you learned earlier?
You can never ask too many questions. As artists, we tend to throw ourselves into unknown situations. It’s the nature of our world, to be put ourselves out there. With that, there’s the risk of finding yourself in undesirable situations & paperwork you can’t get out of. Asking as many questions as you can alleviate that risk without losing the benefits of being at the right place at the right time by putting yourself out there. We oftentimes think we need to cut ourselves off or burn bridges to progress in this industry, but more often than not, when you ask questions, you get the foresight to make choices that no one can sincerely blame you for making.
How or where can people see your work? How can people support your work?
My first single, Show Me, can be found on all streaming platforms, including YouTube. linktr.ee/Goma hosts almost every link. Instagram hosts the latest updates to where I’ll be playing & what is ready to be put out next, so showing support through there is a great move.
- Website: Linktr.ee/goma
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/9goma/
- Facebook: https://youtu.be/AlASe02iCv0
- Twitter: https://twitter.com/9ChrisGoma?s=09
- Other: https://vm.tiktok.com/gwF7st/