Song title; Look at me
“Look at me” is a song by budding hip-hop artist Bowié and was released in 2019. It’s a deep song made possible by the artist’s willingness to speak about his emotions and inner battles.
The intro of the song doesn’t do much to capture my attention leading up to the main rap. The lyrics were meaningful, original and deeply reflective of Bowié’s theme of basing his lyrics off his real-life experiences. His lyrics are simplistic and quite easy to understand.
In this song he sounds like one searching and craving for answers to his questions. He asks “..who would ever want to be this sad?” – if you’ve ever had a depressive episode or in an emotional fix right now then this question will resonate with you like it did with me.
The artiste fittingly finishes up the song with yet another question “…what do you see,a broken man or a victor?” But even with these questions the artiste still gives himself and us the listeners a word for thought as he raps “… never give up.…. believe in yourself.”
The artiste’s flow and delivery is something that needs some more work, there needs to be more emotion put into the delivery of the song. But seeing as he’s still growing and finding his own on the rap scene there’s still a long way to go. And hopefully he finds his distinct voice and flow soon enough.
The rhythm needs to be worked on also as some of the verses seemed to go off the beat at some points in the song.
The song is a decent listen and quite relatable,it is bound to evoke emotions in the listeners. If all the shortcomings pointed out are put into consideration in future songs I see no reason why Bowié won’t be an artiste to be reckoned with in the rap scene.
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Meet the artist;
Bowié real name Armstrong Chinecherem Chris is a Nigeria born hip-hop artiste. He’s motivated by the need to help push African music farther than it is right now. His musical influences are Wizkid,MI, Lil Wayne and Kendrick Lamar.