Music Review: Exclusive Analysis Of Fameye’s ‘Praise’

PRAISE’ has essential variety of interesting musical instruments like African percussion, bass guitar, synthesizers, pad and tenor saxophone that were employed in the instrumentation to bring out the Afro beats and Highlife effects.

There are rudiments songs go through before they are composed. Majority of music consumers do not take into consideration these rudiments put together to make a song rock.

Reviewing the various sounds been composed and analyzing the songs for consumers to appreciate what it takes to make music and educating new musicians on musical techniques they can employ to aid them write good songs is a way we are assisting Ghana’s music industry.

In our review bowl today is Fameye’s single “PRAISE” produced by LiquidBeatz.

MUSICAL ELEMENTS
Vocal melody: The vocal melodies of this song are tuneful. The chorus has a very interesting melody. The chorus is a kind of melody that would be easily remembered. Commercially, the melody of ‘PRAISE’ is a positive vibe; there is consistency, congruity and uniformity in the vocal qualities of Fameye and the choristers.

The singers’ vocal qualities are very rich in texture. The singers through their vocal expressions showed how emotive they are about the lyrics they sing. The vocal melodies have the ability to be in your head for days.

Lyrics: The lyrics of the song are very educative, interesting and meaningful. The performers employed imaginable, pleasing and interesting lyrics to show the originality of the song. The words and phrases of the song were not just used for their meanings. The lyrics truly show the sounds and natural rhythmic traits of the song. The lyrics of ‘PRAISE’ have the ability for every listener to relate and be motivated easily.

Key Signature: E flat major
Camelot Wheel: 5B
Background Chords: F major – D minor – B flat major – C major (I – II – IV – V – I)
Beat Per Minute: 98
Meter: Four crotchet beats in a bar
Texture: Polyphonic

INSTRUMENTAL ARRANGEMENT
Rhythm: There is a cool down beat and soft engaging rhythm in the song that grabs and carries you along. That is a good feature. In addition, there is coherence and conviction with the rhythmic style used – Ostinato.

Instrumental variety and balance: If a song has a rich variety of interesting instruments, it may be more distinctive and memorable. ‘PRAISE’ has essential variety of interesting musical instruments like African percussion, bass guitar, synthesizers, pad and tenor saxophone that were employed in the instrumentation to bring out the Afro beats and Highlife effects.

The tenor saxophone is orchestrated to be a part of the production, complement the monophonic vocal tracks and as well revealed as one of the major components of highlife and Afrobeats genre.

The timbre of the tenor saxophone differs from player to player. The sound texture that was produced, the melodies infused by the tenor saxophonist. This variety and arrangement is tasteful and suits the mood of the song. The instrumentation has the ability to slip a listener into an inspirational mood.

Digital effects: The usage of digital effects in this production was not much. One could feel the originality of the tenor saxophone’s texture, choristers, Fameye’s vocal texture and the other accompanying instruments. There can never be a substitute for musical quality. The producer, LiquidBeatz did a great job on that.

ARTISTES’ MUSICAL QUALITIES
MELODIES: Catchy, tuneful, interesting, shapely, strong, melodious, memorable, and original.

VOCALS: The vocal production of Fameye is distinctive, rich, warm, attractive, appealing, confident, conviction, heartfelt, clear, stylish, impressive and powerful.

LYRICS: Motivational, original, inspiring, heart-warming, meaningful, and clever. Fameye has got his unique style of writing lyrics that have strong commercial potential.

ARTISTE: Fameye is talented, imaginative, professional, creative, competent, skillful, and experienced, Above all, he sounds natural and he is a good recording artiste.

OVERALL MUSICAL QUALITIES OF THE SONG

Structure: The song has a familiar arrangement of sections – Intro, Verses and Chorus. This structure is easy for the average listener to vibe with it. Ultimately, this makes the song more commercially attractive.

Performance Quality : One can still get a feel of how much the artiste enjoys and believes in what he is doing. Again, one can feel that, the performers are technically brilliant; vibrant performers who are full of confidence, conviction, style and flair. These performance qualities are far more attractive commercially.

Production And Recording Quality: The instrumental accompaniments are balanced, rhythmic, engaging, smooth, creative, solid, original, powerful, good vocal-instrumental balance and ethereal.

The production quality of this song is on point. Performing ‘PRAISE’ live would not be a problem for instrumentalists. These instrumentalists do not need to employ digital effects and to make the song sound original because of the right samples used in the production of the song. Panning, side chaining, equalizing and spatial techniques used in the mix of the sound have made it a good-vocal instrumental balanced song. The mixing engineer did a great job.

REVIEW RATING
This is a great song and performance. The melody is strong and tuneful. Fameye has an attractive vocal tone and puts real feelings into the lyrics he produces. The lyrics are interesting and meaningful with some memorable punchy phrases.
Instrumentally, the song has a rich, modest and full accompaniment that complements the vocal tracks perfectly.

In addition, the performance quality is high throughout, both vocally and instrumentally.
Overall, the song sounds distinctive and original, and we think it has strong commercial potential.

This piece was written by Libeson Beatz and Kobby Kyei.

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