It was a very huge surprise when Rema dropped his mixtape in the early hours of Friday the 6th of October. We thought that after two projects in the space of six months, the best we would get are features. Well, we thought wrong, as Rema drops a 4 track mixtape titled Bad Commando, days after he was nominated for headies next-rated award. Spaceship Jocelyn is a trap tune from the mixtape, produced by Altims.
Well, Rema didn’t fail to add a trap song on his project, as it has become a trend for him to have at least a trap song. Rema started the song hurling out Jocelyn’s name like he was hurt by a girl named Jocelyn. Rema showed his wide vocal range and his amazing vocal dexterity as he sang in his falsetto. We definitely did not see that coming. Rema has a beautiful and vulnerable falsetto.
Spaceship Jocelyn was generally boring. The instrumental sounded too simple. There wasn’t any flavor from the beat that moved the song. The hi-hats were too straight-forward, the kicks didn’t KICK, and the absence of 808 was a major miss.
Rema sang with a very boring melody. Although trap songs are often monotonic, there’s always a sense of rhythm to it. The rhythm was off and confusing. It sounded like a below-average Young Thug’s song that wouldn’t make the cut. We couldn’t make sense of the message he was trying to pass across. The lyrics were shabby and it felt disconnected.