Another friday so let’s get into the music that we’ll be reviewing this week. No time wasting yea?
Iyanya – Away
Iyanya in 2013 was one of the biggest artists in Nigeria for both his music and personal life, but we’re here to discuss just his music. His tune Kukere was an astronomical hit, the follow up, Ur Waist was pretty huge too, and even though his 2nd album Desire didn’t live up to the huge hype, many still considered it good. His new tune Away is another attempt to recreate the magic he made with Kukere.
On first listen, the song is pretty catchy. The sound quality is on point, the melody is catchy, and the beat (from Masterkraft) will make you start dancing even if you don’t feel like it. The only suspect thing is that it pretty much sounds like something we’ve heard before. Like an Awilo, Makossa tune recycled. Highly catchy beat and words we don’t understand. Yes it’s nice sounding now, and might be great in the club, but then we cant guarantee we’ll look for it a year from now. Some freshness would’ve been nice. However for now, it serves its purpose.
Frank Edwards – Boss
Every now and then you listen to music that’s just fresh and different. You listen to tune like this, and in your mind you know whoever did this must’ve just felt it in his/her soul. But more importantly the person wasn’t afraid to put it out the way he/she felt it. That’s how I felt listening to this new tune from gospel artist/producer Frank Edwards.
The words are clear and can be related to very well. Even though it’s a gospel tune, it gives you the idea that you’re talking to God as a friend, as your padi, as your ‘boss’ . The production could’ve been a bit crisper and of higher quality, but it’s easy to overlook that when you have a genius idea of a gospel tune as Frank Edwards has here.
Reviewed by Aribaba [@aribabaj]