Mayorkun’s return has been one of the most anticipated ‘events’ of this year.
Frankly, the release of his sophomore album just might be one of the best things that will happen to the music industry in 2021.
But that remains to be seen. And what do the signs show us? Will this album be an instant hit? Will it spur so many hits even Kizz Daniel‘s “No Bad Songz” would not be able to hold a candle? Oh, well, probably not. But it is promising.
Already, his previous singles, “Your Body” and the much recent “Let Me Know” have been met with mixed reviews. Personally, I have questioned the direction of Mayorkun‘s music and whether his ability can actually be utilized in full for his long-awaited second studio album. But that’s on a critical level.
On a much simpler note, the fans seem to love these songs. “Let Me Know” might not be the hit that “Mama” was, for instance, but the song is a sleeper hit and it’s already turning up in the right places. Not bad going into the release, if you ask me.
Back In Office
“Back In Office” has that instant appeal that quickly reminds us of why Mayorkun has all the love he has. For one, in this song, he sounds like someone that actually learned from Davido.
The afro track, produced by Speroach, has heavy amapiano influence. And, Mayorkun did a good job at showcasing his afrobeat prowess that we know all too well. His lyrics are basic; he didn’t all lyrical on this one. And why would he? All he just wants to say is he doesn’t know anyone that’s better than him. He had three whole minutes to do that and he didn’t sway for one second.
“Back In Office” isn’t reminiscent of any Mayorkun vibes, which means only one thing: the guy is trying out new things. If this doesn’t get you excited about his forthcoming album, nothing can and nothing will.
His sample of Drake‘s part on Big Sean‘s “Blessings” is a sign of musical maturity. I mean, not a lot of artists out there can take a hip-hop track and sample it on a predominantly afrobeats song.
I think the beat could have used a little more work, but that wasn’t up to Mayorkun at the end of the day. Mayorkun played his part, he did the song, better than anyone else would have done it probably, and yes, that’s the Mayorkun we all love, the Mayorkun that held down the lockdown for a long time!
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