Music Review: What Burna Boy Puffs To Make Records Like “Soke”, Pass Some Of It, We Love

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It helps shape the music that the singer has a strong theme here. The thumping drums are balanced. And Burna is heavily influenced by Afrobeats, which he doesn’t hide. By and large; this one is slow and steady, yet a heavy piece.”

 

Burna Boy breaks through again on this new one, ‘Soke’, with the whole “why conform to mainstream standards when I can hit ‘em with a new version of the oldies?” frame of mind. Quite the creative man, we must add.

 

It almost feels as a new regime stuff what we hear from him today, with a part of us trying to reconcile his outputs now with what they were in his Aristokrat days. But if anything, the man in still in his pomp. Not a lot has changed, at least nothing obvious enough to alter his total sound.

 

Soke-art

 

Orbit does the job of superhumans here as this one has traces of conscious music littered around. Sung with some modified reggae elements, he hints at certain aspects of the polity that get him uncomfortable and all. It helps shape the music that the singer has a strong theme here. The thumping drums are balanced, with the keyboard infusions pretty much adding some weight into the mix.

 

Burna is heavily influenced by Afrobeats and he doesn’t hide it. The cover art of this has him on some light-it-up carefreeness. He confirms all our suspicions in the 01:35 point of this when he attempts to remake a classic Fela flow. We love. By and large; this one is slow and steady, yet a heavy piece. Jump on it already.

 

What you say, a Hit or a Miss?

 

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Henry Igwe

Henry Igwe

Copywriter. Sanguine. God understands me.

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