(+LYRICS + MEANING) MUSIC REVIEW: SWEET BUT PSYCHO BY AVAMAX “WHAT! A LITTLE BIT PSYCHO? THIS HAS GOT TO BE MORE THAN A LITTLE BIT

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If you have watched this “Ava Max’s” “Swwt but Pscho” you will agree with me when I say that the Psycho is not a little bit, it is rather the opposite. Ehn, that kind of Psycho, ah, you can’t even live to tell it, just like what happened to the guy in the latter part of the song.

Anyway, that’s by the way, let us quickly take a gander at the lyrics below before the main review

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LYRICS TO SWEET BUT PSYCHO BY AVA MAX

INTRO

Screamsssss

CHORUS

Oh, she’s sweet but a psycho, a little bit psycho.
At night she’s screaming, “Oh my my my my mind”
Oh, she’s hot but a psycho, so left but she is right though
At night she’s screaming, “Oh my my my my mind”


VERSE 1

She’ll make you curse, but she a blessing
She’ll rip your shirt within a second
You’ll be coming back, back for seconds
With your pay, you just can’t help it

No, no, you’ll play alo-o-ong
Let her lead you on, on, on
You’ll be saying, “No, no”
Then saying, “Yes, yes, yes”
‘Cause she messing with your head.

CHORUS

Oh, she’s sweet but a psycho, a little bit psycho.
At night she’s screaming, “Oh my my my my mind”
Oh, she’s hot but a psycho, so left but she is right though
At night she’s screaming, “Oh my my my my mind”

HOOK

Grab a cop gun kinda crazy
She’s poison but tasty. Yeah, people say run, don’t walk away. Cause, she’s sweet but a psycho, a little bit psycho.
At night she’s screaming, “Oh my my my my mind”

VERSE 2
So someone say, don’t drink her potions
She’ll kiss your neck with no emotions
When she’s mean, you know you love it
Cause she tastes so swee-ee ee-t, don’t sugar coat him.

No, no, you’ll play alo-o-ong
Let her lead you on, on, on
You’ll be saying, “No, no”
Then saying, “Yes, yes, yes”
‘Cause she messing with your head

CHORUS

Oh, she’s sweet but a psycho, a little bit psycho.
At night she’s screaming, “Oh my my my my mind”
Oh, she’s hot but a psycho, so left but she is right though
At night she’s screaming, “Oh my my my my mind”

HOOK

Grab a cop gun kinda crazy
She’s poison but tasty. Yeah, people say run, don’t walk away. Cause, she’s sweet but a psycho, a little bit psycho.
At night she’s screaming, “Oh my my my my mind”

BRIDGE

You’re just like me, you are out of mind.
I know it’s strange, we are both the crazy mind.

You telling me that I’m insane
But, don’t pretend that you don’t like the pain.

CHORUS

Oh, she’s sweet but a psycho, a little bit psycho.
At night she’s screaming, “Oh my my my my mind”
Oh, she’s hot but a psycho, so left but she is right though
At night she’s screaming, “Oh my my my my mind”

HOOK

Grab a cop gun kinda crazy
She’s poison but tasty. Yeah, people say run, don’t walk away. Cause, she’s sweet but a psycho, a little bit psycho.
At night she’s screaming, “Oh my my my my mind”

THE REVIEW

What a very interesting and catchy phrase ‘Sweet but Psycho”. If I was the one, I had not only run but fly if possible #Winks

Lyrically, the song comes in two verses both sung in standard English. The verse 1 and verse 2 have the same number of lines which shows that the lyrics are in array. The two verses have 9 stanzas. The lyrics flow well with the beat and are meaningful. The song talks about a lady that is extremely charming yet weirdo and dangerous to have a long lasting relationship with.

The chorus was sung four times while the hook was sung three times, the bridge was sung once.

Song arrangement: Intro- Chorus- Verse 1- Chorus- Hook- Verse 2- Chorus- Hook- Bridge- Chorus- Hook

BREAKDOWN OF THE SONG

In the Chorus “Oh she is sweet but psycho” Ava Max emphasizes the weirdo nature of a lady who is charming, sexy and beautiful. She has lovable characters except the part where she acts like a psycho, someone who is mentally unstable which makes her dangerous. She does psycho things like pierce herself and then scream piercing people’s ears.

In the Verse 1 “She’ll make you curse, but she a blessing” the artiste says even though you want to hate her for weird act, but you can’t get yourself to because despite her unpleasant attitude she is still sexy or hot. “She points out some of the acts of the lady that makes her psycho, dividing a shirt violently” but the guy keeps coming back. The guy tries to pretend that the weirdo part of her doesn’t exist and still stick with her. When she starts misbehaving again and he wants to leave, he is held down like one entranced by a spell. You get fascinated by her that it is difficult to leave. You like wild sex

In the Verse 2 “See, someone say, don’t drink her portions” the artist says people have advised thatthey should not take any does of liquid from psycho ladies because it may have been drugged or poisonous. She may have mixed something in the drink. She would romance you with no feelings and with so much energy that you may think it is love but it is with no feelings and her psycho nature, meanwhile it is all sugarcoated- a false appearance in a pleasant way. You think she is about to give it to you rough

When she shows no feelings you don’t do anything as long as she is rough with the sex…

In the hook, “Grab a cop gun kinda crazy” the artiste used this line to emphasize how at alert people who date a sweet but psycho lady should be. Even though she is inviting she is also dangerous. People like her you should not just end the relationship but move away from your former location to avoid any harm coming to you. You are enjoying her because you think she would give it to you rough.

In the bridge “You’re just like me, you are out of mind.” The artiste says the guy that keeps going back to her is as crazy as the lady that is a psycho. It is more like he is enjoying the pain he is inflicting on her all because she is sweet

WHAT DOES THE SONG “SWEET BUT PSYCHO” BY AVA MAX MEAN

The word Psycho is when someone acts in a mentally unstable manner or does things tha are weird. While the word “Sweet” means something that is pleasant or charming

Hence, the song talks about a lady who has charming features but acts mentally unstable at any time therby posing to be dangerous in relationship. She shows the weirdo part of her in a relationship.

MEANING OF SOME WORDS

Sweet- Pleasing, pleasant, Lovable, Charming, delightful; Psycho– Someone who acts in a bizarre, weird or dangerous manner. Charming but dangerous; Screaming– piercing, screeching, loud to the ear.; Out of mind– Temporarily mentally unstable, distressed; Hot– Vey good, exciting, sexy, performing well.; Curse– Downfall, hindrance, misfortune, torment, that brings affliction; Blessing– Good fortune, reward; Rip– To tear, divide; Mess with– Play around with someone in friendly or unfriendly manner- to throw into confusion, to hold you down as if you are entranced by a spell, fascinated by something that leaves you spellbound

LOCATION

They only used indoor scenes, however the start of the video was shot outoor. The whole scenes were shot in an apartment. Shot in Newyork

COSTUME

Costumely!

SOUND

The singer has a very melodious voice. Her vocal was rich, appealing and interesting to the ears. When she took the high note, she did not go screechy. Her vocal was expressive and dynamic.

The use of drums, piano, guitar made the song more melodious. I can feel the flow of rhythm and the instruments were varied.

A very catchy tune and a catchy phrase for a chorus.

The use of shakers also made it interesting

I can feel the strings chord of the guitar.

n a relationship.

VIDEO PRODUCTION

Interesting video concept. The video complements the track. It is one video you had be pushed to wach again. Great lightning

The screams, the knoife chase, the blood stain, the tearing of shirt, the throwing of waepons

Terrific. The video concept! The images compliment the lyrics of the song. The vandalized cars, the scanty city, the whole place in disarray can all be linked to the aftermath of crisis. All those that featured in the video were very expressive and their faces registered sadness. They were chanting change. They have had enough of war and wanted peace in the country. Interesting visuals to watch.

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Author:

Born in the 80’s, Ogefash picked up writing early in her secondary school days at International School, Lagos. She took it professionally after her university days at the University of Lagos where she graduated from the Department of Mass Communication. She is a writer of several short stories some of which have been published in the magazines. Some of her popular stories are: A Night to Remember, The Special Gift, Haunted, Preparing Ahead of Time amongst others. Her novel "Looming Danger" published in December 2015, was highly recommended by people. She has worked with several media outlets some of which are Spur Magazine and Upcoming Magazine. With her love for children, she took up the task of supervising and taking care of children at the After School Department of Heritage School before her resignation. Her unique strory telling and song teaching skills endeared her more to the kids she worked with. Oge is a goal getter, a pace setter and always strives for excellence. She likes to impact and solve problems in a creative way in a challenging position. She has in-depth knowledge in reporting and editing. She is a seasoned writer and very passionate about her work. Interestingly, her blog is the first in Nigeria to start reviewing Nigerian and foreign movies and also write the plots scene by scene. Ogefash blog is also the first to give a detailed analysis about music and artistes in Nigeria and abroad. Ogefash says "I don't keep male friends because they always want to have sex with me. I don't keep female friends because they are always bitchy and envious. I only keep people I can call more than a friend!" Ogefash has an affinity for TV reality shows. In 2018, she represented Nigeria in the PanAfrican TV reality game show "The Maltavator Challenge" powered by Nigeria's number one malt drink packed full of energy giving vitamins B1, B2, B3 and B6;Malta Guinness. The show brought together four African countries Nigeria, Ghana, Ethiopia and Coted'ivoire who competed for the grand prize of 20,000 dollars. Undaunted by any task in her field, Oge is highly energetic and creative. She is a rare gem and a gift to this generation.

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