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(+LYRICS+MEANING+TRANSLATION) MUSIC REVIEW: TRY ME BY TEMS “THREE (3) MISCONCEPTIONS I HAD ABOUT THIS SONG…

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The first time I heard the song “Try me” by Tems, I had these three misconceptions

  1. That the singer was a male
  2. That the singer was an American
  3. That the singer was a teenager

Interestingly, Tems is not a male singer, neither is she an American nor a teenage singer. She is a Nigerian singer with the full name Temilade Openiyi.

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ABOUT THE SONG “TRY ME” BY TEMS

First of all, I must say that this song is extremely dope. I love this song; odi (it is) very interesting. I am still surprised that the song is so “Nigerian” yet doesn’t have the “Nigerian feel” or “Styl” if you know what I mean. A typical Nigerian song is sung in pidgin or Yoruba or Igbo and there would always be slangs in the songs; regardless, those songs are always massive hits anyway…

Now, “Try me” by Tems was neither sung in Pidgin, Yoruba or English nor fused with slangs yet the vibe became a massive hit; this song is extremely popular.

The song “Try me” talks about the artiste’s ability to show resilience despite constant efforts of the enemies/haters to bring her down and make her unhappy. It talks about her ability to show resilience in the face of attack, oppression, and hurdles. It talks about her ability to show resilience among people trying her patience. She shows resilience to torture by someone she cares about. She is, however able to break free from the person’s shackles.

The artiste also says people are trying all means to make sure she doesn’t succeed in life, but their efforts are futile. From the entire lyrics, one can tell that she is constantly winning while her attackers are constantly losing.

 

You would agree with me that the artiste put extreme real feelings into the song. She was so expressive, so emotional while shooting the video. It seemed like it is her personal experience or perhaps there was something she was passing through when she shot the video as her expressions were so real.

View here expressions here

1minute 33 seconds, 1 minute 37 seconds, 1 minute 45 seconds, 1 minute 51 seconds,  2 minutes 9 seconds,  2 minutes 28 seconds

But this Tems looks like a tomboy o.

I just love this song, it is so melodic and interesting to the ears. The major instruments used in the song include guitar, piano and drums. The artiste has an appealing vocal. The rhythm flows well; there was also consistency in the style of rhythm. I like the video concept, so spectacular. The video has an intro that would draw one’s attention to the whole visual.

The artiste sang in English. The song comes in two verses. The pre-chorus was taken twice while the chorus was taken thrice. The lyrics are well written and organized. I love the choice of vocabulary.

In summary, the song “Try me” by is Tems is interesting, her vocals are very expressive and powerful, the lyrics are punchy; the music was properly composed.

Take a gander at the lyrics below.

LYRICS TO THE SONG TRY ME BY TEMS

INTRO

Beatz

Oh oh oh

Yeah yeah, yeah yeah yeah ; yeah

VERSE 1
Take out my mind, take all the joy now
Take me down, take all the love now
Tie me away, burn me alive now
Break me down right now

PRE CHORUS
Now you wanna lock me away
I’m winning; you wanna add to my pain.
I’m shining; now you wan come for my face.
Ideally; we’re not the; we’re not the same; no no.

CHORUS
So why you wanna try me, yeah, try me
You out to destroy me, destroy me
You try to challenge me, challenge me
You try to distract me, distract me
If I was the ganja, the ganja, yeah
You bring the lighter, the lighter, yeah
Roll me in rizzla, in rizzla
And set me on fire, on fire

VERSE 2
Yeah, so I woke up in the night
Broke out of my chains
Stay in your lane
You don’t know my name
You crossed a line
We will never die
It is when you win, ooh child

PRE CHORUS
Why you wanna lock me away
I’m winning; you wanna add to my pain.
I’m shining; now you wan come for my face.
Ideally; we’re not the; we’re not the same; no no.

CHORUS
So why you wanna try me, yeah, try me
You out to destroy me, destroy me
You try to challenge me, challenge me
You try to distract me, distract me
If I was the ganja, the ganja, yeah
You bring the lighter, the lighter, yeah
Roll me in rizzla, in rizzla
And set me on fire, on fire

 BRIDGE
‘Cuz you want to be me but you can’t
There’s a fire in the sky it’s burning
And I’m always gonna keep running, yeah, yeah eh eh eh, yeah eh
Why you, why you wanna take me
Yeah, why you, why you wanna try me
Yeah, why you, why you wanna take me
Yeah, why you, why you wanna try me
Why you wanna try me yeah
Why you wanna try me, ba-aaaaaaaaabe
Tell me why you wannna try-ai ai ai ai
Why you wannna try-ai ai ai ai
Why you wanna try
Tell me why you wanna try ai ai ai

OUTRO/CHORUS
Why you wanna try me
Why you wanna try me, yeah, try me
You out to destroy me, destroy me
You try to challenge me, challenge me
You try to distract me,
If I was the ganja, the ganja
You bring the lighter, the lighter
Roll me in rizzla, in rizzla
Set me on fire o, on fire

WATCH THE VIDEO FOR THE SONG “TRY ME” BY TEMS BELOW

 

DURATION: 3 MINUTES 42 SECONDS

A FILM BY ADEMOLA  FALOMO

VIEW MORE IMAGES FROM THE SONG “TRY ME” BY TEMS BELOW

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