With over two decades of consistency, giving Ghanaians great music from Reggae to Dancehall to Hiplife and more, Samini is one of the few music icons in Ghana, who have earned the name legend.
Showing no signs of stopping any time soon, the musician has released another project to add to his wide-ranged discography. The EP titled Burning is a 6-track body of sheer goodness. Samini’s hold over melody is evident through the songs, giving nostalgic feelings on the Highlife inclusive project.
Unlike Untamed, his last major project that demonstrated his depth in the Reggae genre, the Burning EP maintains his usual feel-good vibe but this time, he plays around with different genre fusions.
On the first song, Samini reminds you of what we know him for. It’s almost like a statement of what he represents right before he delivers different fusions and genres on subsequent songs. The song Paper is a riddim for any hustler trying to survive. Samini acknowledges “Inna dis life man is all about the paper” on the hook and goes on to dedicate the song to everyone working hard. It’s a motivational push to keep going.
In an almost poetic way, the next song, right after hustling, is a song about wanting someone, satisfying an attraction to a potential lover. The song Picture features Efya and was released as a single months before. With an already released video to complement the song, Samini and Efya display their versatility and skill as long term gems in the music industry and perform a melodious representation of the start of modern-day relationships: from social media.
Ware Me featuring Medikal is a pleasant dip from the Reggae/Dancehall fusions. It is a Highlife song bound to get anyone dancing. The detailed production by Moniebeatz is a beautiful medley of the keyboard, drums and trumpets, giving off a live band feel to the song. On Ware Me, which means marry me, Samini sings throughout, warming you up for Medikal’s verse which he delivers effortlessly over the switched up production.
On the next song Quansemah, Samini continues to maintain the authenticity in his Highlife fusions, this time, with production from Finchy. Quansemah is an upbeat danceable tune featuring Kofi Kinaata who complements the song with his equally authentic style. The two obviously have fun with the song while asking their lover to forgive them for something they did.
Right before the project ends, Samini draws you back, to his original style and delivers lines about how blessed and thankful he is in patois, instantly giving you that feel of Reggae fusion not just for his delivery but the production as well.
Just like the embers left off a flame, Samini ends the project on a mellow note. The song Gone is a feel-good one about letting go and having fun. It’s an excellent song to wind down the project but still keep you feeling good.
The Burning EP is an impressive body of work that proves Samini’s versatility. It is a reaffirmation of his immense talent at making good music with the right melodies and is right on time, weeks before his Samini Xperience concert on 24th December at the Grand Arena.
Music really is spiritual and with Burning, you’re bound to have a fun and enjoyable experience. The songs have productions from Loud City Music, Moniebeatz and Finchy.
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