Perhaps Burna Boy is too underrated and under appreciated here in Nigeria even though he has the makings of a musical genius. He is already ascending to the position of a musical icon. Heaven’s Gate is a song that depicts so much with its underlying meanings and deep references. Burna Boy has gone through a lot and this song feels like an expressive track that is glossed over with so much entertainment value. It is so entertaining that if you don’t listen intently (assuming you can decipher all the patios phrases and lines in the song) you will miss the message he was trying to pass across.
Burna Boy defies genres; he easily blurs the lines that separate several genres with his rich tones and fusion of dancehall, Afro-pop, Afrobeats and reggae. The introduction of Grammy-nominated British singer makes the blend even more fascinating and richer. The song sounds so good that you can easily forget the significance of the message because of the vocal rendition and performance of the song. This is a deviation for Burna from his normal mid-tempo tracks to a more high-octane tempo.
The lyrics are deep and fast; Burna was just rushing through a confession of his life. With all the toxicity he shared in the song, perhaps he's not as innocent as we want him to be. And oh, he did look like he was ascending to heaven's gate for real in most part of the song.