Oye Mi”The debut single of emerging Singer/Songwriter Akin Brown released today on the 9th of March 2018.
“I’ve always been draw to old tunes and folklore. This and more is the inspiration behind my debut project titled “Oye Mi(i understand)”, a Oye mí’(means I understand in English) is a neo-traditional Yoruba folk song borne out of the need to tell and retell the story of yearnings of man and karma, it’s borne out of the need to revive traditional African story telling in a context we can relate to now. Storytelling takes you on a journey that inspires you to learn more about yourself, about the world around you. And while writing this song, I employed sonic elements that is fantastically familiar to our taste buds now to retell a classic tale in a refreshing manner without loosing it’s very ancient ‘feel/essense’. Lyrically, it’s the push and pull of this unstable relationship between the bright guitar melody and dark harmonious overtones that draws you into the song. This way I surmise, we can continue the culture of oral traditions of years before our forebears with sounds that reflects social values that’ll motivate people in their pursuit of a meaningful life across cultural divide. In hopes it’ll hasten the much needed social change we envisage in this generation. There’s a need to bring life back into art by bringing art into life, so that the two can hold yunno a meaningful conversation consistently. In Africa, the tendency is to keep art involved with the people hence I’ve decided to do this and continue shining my light in the best way possible.”
YouTube: Akin Brown – Oye Mi (official audio) https://youtu.be/llW7-6
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