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Review: 3rty – Iyawo

by on December 20, 2018
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Length

3:10

Plot Synopsis

A Love Song

Verses

2

 

SONIC EXPERIENCE!

Before today we had not really heard of 3rty. He is quite a unique musician and he does not sing the current mainstream music. He classifies himself as a musical herbalist, an interesting choice of words if we do say so. If you will like to read more about 3rty, you can do so here.

 

Positives

The song starts with an array of Yoruba drums popularly known as gaangaan (talking drums) which sounds lovely, it gives the song some added flair. Then 3rty's intro vocals were not bad at all, in fact, he murdered it.
The lyrics of the song makes it obvious that the song is a love song, I mean even from the title one can infer that. The song focuses on a potential bride.
The melody of the song is deeply rooted in Yoruba, hence, the alternative part with the infusion of some RnB and soul. Perhaps the claims he made, being a musical herbalist is true indeed.
A lot of Yoruba influence on the instrumentals of the song. We did actually enjoy the instrumentals. It was not bad at all.

Negatives

The lyrics were written and sung in Yoruba, this may be a kind of turn off for potential fans. Seeing as he is mostly unknown by most people.
The song was sung in a unique way, it takes a lot for a rather unique and unknown musician to get really appreciated. Perhaps he just has his own unique target fans.

Editor Rating
 
Lyrics
6.0

 
Vocals
7.0

 
Melody
7.3

 
Originality
7.0

 
Instrmentals/Beats
6.7

Total Score
6.8

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User Rating
 
Lyrics
9.2

 
Vocals
9.4

 
Melody
9.3

 
Originality
8.5

 
Instrmentals/Beats
9.6

User Score
7 ratings
9.2

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Bottom Line
 

We did enjoy the song, however, the song is not something everyone may enjoy.
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  • December 29, 2018 at 9:56 pm
    Positives
    The talking drum beats make the intro inviting. The outro finished well. The rhythm is complex in the afrobeat genre of music. The melody is catchy. The lead vocal is expressive. The backup vocals complement the lead vocal well. The lyrics are simple and amusing. Albeit the chorus is not original to 3rty. It is a sampling of one of Sunny Ade's songs. The musical accompaniments are rich, rhythmic, imaginative and creative. The song structure is simple; easy to sing along. The production and recording qualities are clear and competent. The overall performance of this song is energetic. 3rty is a creative music artiste. - DJ IRAWO
    Negatives
    None. - DJ IRAWO

    I look forward to more from the music herbalist.

    – DJ IRAWO

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  • April 4, 2019 at 9:21 am

    Hello Sound Stroke,

    Thank you for taking the time to review this song.

    This is one of the most honest and insightful reviews of my music I have ever read and I truly appreciate it.
    I will definitely be taking the insights into consideration in my music making going forward.

    Thanks once again,
    3rty
    http://www.oga3rty.com

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