Is Mayorkun’s “Betty Butter” The Best Song We’ve Heard So Far This Year?
Mayorkun’s new release, Betty Butter has risen to the top of the charts less than a week of release. Here’s our review on what could be the best song this year.
Most of us are always tired of Fridays. Yes! New music day. But after a long week of deadlines, accomplishing tasks and doing the hard work, we’re confronted with a bevy of new music releases.
But we don’t listen to all. What we do is peruse through twitter trend or list of new music and pick artists we’re accustomed to.
Another reason we don’t listen to all is the similarity in sound. If it’s not the usual, mostly-used vibe sound. It would be the now discovered South African amapiano sound. Mayorkun curated his last release, Of Lagos from this sound.
However his new output, Betty Butter is an entirely new single that certainly has no blemish. You hear it, you like it instantly. You can’t hate on such beautiful work. Carefully crafted, calmly sung, well-produced. No blemish.
Drawing from his well of experience with girls, he circles on the topic of trust as the reason why relationships have failed. But that’s not what makes the song tick. It’s the minimal sound structure coupled with the catchy, disyllabic word technique that gives direction to the lyrics.
“Nice to Meet YA”
“You can have my Num-BER”
“Make we link up la-TER”
Rarely used and sounds so new when you listen. The rhythmic pattern is novel and while it might be used by hip hop acts when they rap. Here, it’s gentle. Slow. Calmly sung. Broken down.
Label honcho, Davido also adapts this technique when he comes on.
“Nice to meet YA (Emi gan nice)”
“Betty butter, see I’m not your Ban-KER”
“But I go spray you dol-LAR “
“See my wrist, dripping wa-TER”
What also earmarks the single as a hit is following the streaming hack: starting the song with the chorus. And in one week of release, it’s dispatched Omah Lay’s Bad Influence from the charts to sit at the number one spot.
Thoughts and opinions differ when it comes to songs.
But if you’re to give your honest, sincere opinion about Mayorkun’s Betty Butter,
Is It The Best Song We’ve Heard So Far This Year or
Is It Another Overrated Song?
Have your say on this matter.