What could be wrong with Burna Boy? Why are his songs not hitting as they used to before?
Times are changing in the industry. Being a top act means each of your releases has to “enter”. They have to bang. They have to transform into hit songs. When they don’t. You’re scrutinized. People tend to draw up propaganda against you. Articles start flying that you’re declining.
Is Burna Boy threading this path?
Wonderful is the third single since his euphoric album “African Giant”. And as with previous releases, Money Play and Odogwu, people are having different opinions about this latest release. They claim it’s doesn’t just hit. It lacks that sparkle. That brightness and there’s just something off about this record.
What could be wrong?
On Wonderful, the African Giant is experimenting. A new year, a new vibe meaning there has to be a different vibe separate from the vibes we enjoyed in African Giant.
What strikes you off at first listen is the hazy acapella in the first 30 seconds. It looks like Burna is shouting. The intro could have been more solemn, smooth. To make people listen.
With that unimpressive intro, listeners could be put off.
The new Burna boy “be wonderful” slaps when you skip it to the next song.
— Constantine (@ConstantineBwoy) June 26, 2020
When the song officially starts at 0:34, the beat is a fusion of various elements, the throbbing percussion, twinkling piano chords and the snazzy synths. However, the throbbing percussion is thrust as the main element and Burna Boy flows with it, letting out lyrics harping mainly on feelings of happiness.
What makes Wonderful an uninteresting record is the intro and at 1:54 when the chorus comes on. Off-beat, still, Burna Boy continues to flow.
This part could throw you off course, and as we approach the outro, you wonder what exactly is the main message passed in this record.
I just listened to Burna Boy’s “Wonderful” and all I can say is I pray the song “grows on me” cos omo.
— Deacon Tolu aka Baby cakes (@Bams_Jnr) June 26, 2020
There are positives. The beat is beautiful, makes it a dancehall record and a party starter. Leg works will thrive on this beat and post-corona, expect clubs to put this track on repeat.
There’s also a discovery of Adebayo Ogunlesi, a Nigerian who owns Gatwick Airport in the US and the only black man on Donald Trump’s Economic Advisory board.
However, it’s an indication to Burna Boy. There are loopholes in his recent releases and he has to do something about it.
But as a music enthusiast, what do you think about the song?
An Instant Hit Or Just Another Meaningless Song?
Let’s hear your opinion about this song.
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Source: News update