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The O’My’s & Chance The Rapper Battle The Elements In ‘Idea’

Following the release of their new album Tomorrow, The O’My's share the dramatic visual for one of the project’s standout tracks.  “Idea” is a beautifully melancholy song that tells the tale of finding one’s way while being led by love. In his signature falsetto, founding member and lead vocalist Maceo Haymes passionately sings of wandering aimlessly through life. He and O'My's co-founder, keyboardist Nick Hennessey, join forces with frequent collaborator and fellow Chicago-native Chance the Rapper, who offers a mellow introspective verse, easily transitioning into song on the track’s chorus.

For the accompanying video, director Jason Peterson chose to depict the solemn feel of the song in black and white. We watch Haymes belt out his lyrics in an alley in the midst of a rainstorm. Hennessey gets down on keys in the downpour, and only Chano has the protection of an umbrella. The intensity of every thoughtful lyric is felt as the sleepy track is awakened with strategically placed snippets of snare and we are left to ponder the symbolism behind such a brilliant yet grim capture.

Watch The O’My’s video for “Idea” featuring Chance the Rapper, and when you're done, check out the album Tomorrow, which is available now on all digital platforms. The collection is chock full of Windy City talent including Carter Lang, Will Miller and Nico Segal, formerly known as Donnie Trumpet. Rapper Saba is also featured, rounding out the project’s eclectic yet cohesive mix of soul, R&B, jazz and hip-hop, making it an essential addition to your music collection.


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