(+LYRICS+TRANSLATION) MUSIC REVIEW: BEGINNING BY ASA “IS THERE ANY ASA’S SONG THAT YOU JUST DON’T LIKE? KO POSSIBLE!”

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I don’t know the director of this Asa’s video titled “Beginning” but I must commend the person’s effort, it is indeed commendable; odi (it is) nice

Moving on, kindly take a gander at the lyrics below before the main review

LYRICS TO THE SONG “BEGINNING” BY ASA

INTRO

Uh uh uh uh

Uh uh uh uh uh

 

VERSE 1

One of us must have a last say

Words like dagger, we try to hurt each other

There’s no other way, until one surrenders

We have been like this for days

We have been like this for daaaays

So when you said goodbye

With a smile on your face

I thought it was as usual

You’ll be gone just for a little while

I didn’t see it coming

Won’t believe if someone told me

That I have been waiting for years

Been waiting for yearrrrrs

CHORUS

Even though we near

Like we far away

Far from far away

Can you hear me?

Can you hear me?

Can you hear me?

Let’s go back to the beginning

 

VERSE 2

None of us must have a last say

I’m writing you this letter

Hoping we can make things clearer

Over all the shouting

We forget to hear each other

And I missed you for days

In so many waaays

CHORUS

Even though we near

Like we far away

Far from far away

Can you hear me?

Can you hear me?

Can you hear me?

Let’s go back to the beginning (To the beginning)

 

OUTRO

You and me

Let’s go back to the beginning (To the beginning)

You and me (To the beginning)

Oh! You and me (To the beginning)

The beginning

You and me

(INTERLUDE- BEAT)

Let’s go back to the beginning

Yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah ye (2x)

DURATION: 3 MINUTES 43 SECONDS

 

 

THE REVIEW

I love this track; dope track. Is there any song by Asa that you will just not love? Ko possible (It is just not possible)

Lyrically, the song comes in two verses. Verse 1 is lengthier than Verse 2. The chorus was sung two times. The artiste basically sang in Standard English.

The lyrics are detailed, well written, soulful, inspiring and meaningful. It talks about a lady willing to make amends in her relationship with her significant other, even if it means starting over again just to make the relationship work.

The song arrangement: Intro- Verse 1- Chorus- Verse 2- Chorus- Outro

 

BREAKDOWN OF THE SONG

In the verse 1, “One of us must have a last say” Asa talks about her relationship with her significant other which is about to hit the rock; as in end. From this line “Words like dagger, we try to hurt each other,” we can tell that both of them utter words that hurt each other’s feelings.

The artist makes us understand that she and her significant other always quarrel non-stop until one of them gives up, but it doesn’t ever lead to a breakup as they always settle their dispute. According to her, one fateful day after another of their typical argument, her significant other as usual left the house but never returned this time around.

In the Chorus, “Even though we near” the artiste says though she and her significant other may be together but their hearts are far away from each other. They are distant to each other emotionally. That is, they are not responding to each other emotionally whenever they are together. However, the artiste makes us know she is willing to make the relationship work as she implores her significant other that they should learn from their past mistakes and start afresh. She wants them to go about the relationship in a different way from the last time just to make it work again.

 

In the Verse 2 “None of us must have a last say” the artiste lets us know how much she is willing to make amends and make the relationship work.

“None of us must have a last say” further explains that the artiste doesn’t want them to end the relationship, because “last say” in a relationship automatically connotes a break up with one’s partner. She hopes that the letter she sends to him will make him understand how she is willing to make the relationship work. She further points out one of the things that may actually be causing their constant fight to be the fact that they never listen to each other. No one wants to agree to be at fault.

 

WHAT DOES THE SONG “BEGINNING” BY ASA MEAN

The word “Beginning” means “To start”

The artiste used the word beginning with a prefix “Back to the beginning” which means to start something afresh.

In essence the song basically talks about a lady who still wants to keep her relationship with her significant other. She is willing to start all over again in order to make the relationship which is about to end work again.

MEANING OF SOME WORDS

Last Say– Final utterance or words or remark of someone; Dagger: Stabbing weapon; Hurt: To cause emotional or physical pain; a wound; Surrender: Give up, resign; Usual: Typical

 

 

 

LOCATION

The video was shot in Nigeria; it is an indoor shoot

COSTUME

What! I could not have loved her costume less. Terrific attires! The artiste was mostly on gowns and they were all beautiful. She wore basically three colours of gowns; black, blue and ash.

SOUND

The artiste’s vocal is so rich and appealing. She was expressive as she sang to the rhythm. She also flowed with the rhythm of the beat. It is a slow tempo song.  The predominant instruments used in the song were the piano and guitar and they made the song interesting to the ears.

 

 

VIDEO PRODUCTION

This is what you call quality video. It is a concept different from the conventional method used by her fellow artistes. I love the digital effects especially for the opening scene and the ending scene. The intro scene was quite atmospheric. The lightning was cool and the visuals were clear.

 

WATCH THE VIDEO BELOW

 

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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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