Not long ago, Akwaboah, one of the acts signed to Sarkcess Music Label released a song and shortly followed up with the video.
Shouts to Big Boy Darling, one of the best music producers in Ghana now. He played the video for me in his studio, and that was my first audio and visual encounter with this classic.
The song and video has generated its own buzz and once again proved the music gem that Akwaboah is as a songwriter and singer.
This is something we certainly must touch on, a masterpiece by all standards. Enjoy our review of the song, video and something on Akwaboah as an artiste below and let us know what you think. Presented by 5micsgh.com, Ghana’s number one reviewing and rating platform and brand, don’t forget to leave your comments below as well.
BACKGROUND TO THE SONG
The persona, who is quite uncertain about the outcome of his relationship with his lover, wants her to promise him before fully committing. Due to his childhood memories of his mother leaving him and his dad, due to some financial crises.
In a father and son moment, the dad used his life as an example to advice his son. Not to fall for beauty and not to give his heart to any woman as well.
Fast forward, the persona is of age and caught in between two spaces. Should he listen to his father’s advice or go with the new angel that has come into his life?
STRUCTURE OF THE SONG
Music is art, and like any other art, it is meant to challenge what is known or open a new window to the same front. ‘Hye Me Bo’ is well put together by the music gem, Akwaboah. Unlike the usual chorus, verse, chorus, verse or bridge structure to a song. This masterpiece is structured and presented in its own shape and form.
‘Hye Me Bo’, takes you on a journey and certainly continues the journey till you are safe to land on the main concept and then gives you something to hold on to, the hook. Upon hearing the chorus, then you can reflect on the past verses and give the song its due credit.
‘Hye Me Bo’ in my opinion should be played backwards. This is another masterpiece that solidifies Akwaboah’s stand as a genius and that fact that it runs in the family.
THE VISUAL STORYLINE AND EFFECT
If you have not watched the video yet, am sure you just like the song. But if you have heard song and watched the video, your respect for Akwaboah’s artistry, David Nicol-Sey’s visual presentations and the Sarkcess Music Label might have just shoot up 10x. Let us know in the comments section if you disagree.
‘Hye Me Bo’, tells a story as a song and the video made the song sound like the score of a movie entitled ‘Hye Me Bo’. Everything was just on point. The setting of the video, the costume, the characters. The look and feel of the video just complemented the song perfectly.
It was a solid move to release the visual representation of the song to help us appreciate it better.
THIS IS YOU AKWABOAH, STICK TO IT
The audio and your character in the video presentation of the song sounded and seemed very effortless from you end. By far your most authentic concept and also a brand you can leverage on. Unlike the one-time ‘Bruno Mars’ kind of character or concept that you portrayed and wanted to keep.
If you ask me, you have found your niche and brand. Your management should build on it, keep it consistent and find the right market to tap into.
This is your lane, keep the sound and stories from your end very authentic.