By: Shamus Hill
Constructing a wonderfully vibrant addition to her discography is Oompa – a Boston native who's catalog of music has grown with immense fortitude over the last several years. Working as a poet, rapper, and educator, there's no limitations set upon this Bay State creative, who manages to speak power into disenfranchised groups from both Massachusetts and beyond. Today, she makes her way onto our blog with the official music video for her latest single, "GO" featuring Dan DeCristofaro.
From start to finish, "GO" contains this jovial, optimistic sentiment. Though she is quite literally being chased by the police throughout this visual's entirety, Oompa manages to reflect on life and continue moving forward in the same breath – something which speaks largely to black existence in this world. Rather than succumbing to the ongoing attempt to consume her existence, Oompa continues to thrive, understanding the fact that she is going to persevere through any and all obstacles that approach her.
What I love the most about this release is the fact that she can take these serious themes, and present them in a way that makes for an addictive, summertime single. Oompa possesses this innate ability to make music that's both joyous to listen to, and contains an immense amount of meaning at the same exact time, something which can be incredibly difficult to manage.
Helping to extract this light-hearted sentiment from this deep offering are Dan DeCristafaro and Dephrase, two creatives from Massachusetts who are exceptionally talented with regard to their individual crafts. Dan, who is a part of the Blue Light Bandits, provides autotune-infused vocals, while Dephrase was tasked with putting this well-accomplished instrumental together. Yet another example of the artistic prowess that's present in Massachusetts, "GO" is a track that fans of local music should be getting behind.
Watch the official music video for "GO" below: