Many of us have gone through the awkward moments of hosting an ‘expensive date’ in our ‘muzigos’ or taking them out for low budget dates only to be embarrassed by the date who prefers the finer items life can offer.
Many artists have also sung songs about such ‘punching below the belt’ experiences we receive when we do not fulfil the expectations of the ‘modern ladies’. Sizzaman singing Ayagala mafaranga or Chameleone’s ‘Bei Kali’ and many others singing about their girls preferring to eat Chicken and chips to cheaper local food when out on a date.
But this particular one done by new kid on the block Melody is dominating the air waves and deservedly so. The song whose theme and storyline rotates around a young beautiful girl who loves expensive fancy things which his lover cannot afford is a big hit on local radio and television as well as night clubs.
The heady task is for the lover to impress and he desperately tries his utmost best to ‘do everything’ possible in his ability to impress her including stealing.
Melody Rhymez like he likes he calls himself who is fresh from winning The Outstanding Breakthrough rookie star award in the recently concluded Rising star Awards, features Veteran music doctor Jose Chameleone in this blockbuster of a song produced by another award winning producer Paddyman from his Makindye based Audio One studios.
The talented producer expertly arranges the flow and Rhythm of the song to balance Melody’s sweet, soft high- pitched voice with Chameleone’s deep rough ragga bounce to achieve a harmonious tune of Ragga/dance hall and Afro- beat fusion.
The chorus is a simple ‘sing along’ accompanied by danceable heavy beats and rhythmic keyboard work where Melody basically cries out to the beautiful love of his life asking her what he can really do for her as she is hastily leaving because she cannot eat posho which he(Melody) has provided.
Jose Chameleone brings all his experience with the base rap that perfectly complements the sweet innocent one that Melody belts out. He urges couples to be patient with each other and admit that true love involves making mistakes and apologizing, putting them behind and moving on. He does that like in most of his hit songs in three languages, English, Swahili and Luganda.
We also think the director did a pretty wonderful job with the simple storyline running in the background where Melody is forced to steal a goat just to get its liver for his date who insists on having the delicacy for dinner.
The color is sharp and the cars add a feel of pompousness in the mix of the mood. The Sipapa Entertainment crew have done a signature job with Ark Menz on the directors seat driving proceedings.
You can watch the video here and give us your view on the song.