We reviewed Mr Eazi’s “Pour Me Water” in an earlier post as another addition to a long list of mid-tempo tracks released in the last twenty month period. However, the inconvenience of the timing does not take away a certain unbeatable quality with production and song writing Mr Eazi has kept through his short artistry.
Still, the fatigue for the so-called pon pon sound that Afropop has become especially boring because of how vocal delivery has been overwrought with the same sleepy, laid-back cadence by nearly all the artists who have ventured into the soundscape. Mr Eazi may be able to get away with it because he has repeated in several interviews that his drowsiness is inherent in his Banku music style, but this Minz re-fix does more for “Pour Me Water”, changing the song sufficiently that it makes us wonder why Eazi let the original song go out in the first place—after all, Eazi chose the beat and set the keys and melodies.
Save for his signature intro and occasional on-track vocal back-ups, Minz is mostly absent on the “Pour Me Water” re-fix. But when his verse comes up, it’s almost like the end of a long wait for something out of the ordinary to come of song that does seem predestined for something great. Unlike Eazi, Minz is more emotive and melody-focused. “Hold on for me, hold on make i give you all my heart”, he sings at the tail end of the verse, adding an extra layer of hurt to Mr Eazi’s premise for “Pour Me Water” about the sense of de javu from heartbreak by a lover he should’ve known better than to fall into bed with at all.
Stream Minz refix for “Pour Me Water” here.
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