Considering the man has literally been on the headlines since January 2017, following a Ghana vs Nigeria debacle he started and helped fuel on social media, it’s almost a shocker that Mr Eazi is only just dropping his first single of the year. Sadly, “Pour Me Water”, his latest collaboration with producer E-Kelly comes amidst an on-going fatigue for Mr Eazi’s deadpan mid-tempo style. While it won’t be unlikely for“Pour Me Water” to creep into playlists in the coming months, a lot of producers and artists alike have been increasingly boycotting the Ghanaian hip-life production Mr Eazi—alongside Tekno and Runtown—popularised last year for more percussion-based arrangements.
The reason is not far-fetched, the release of RunTown’s “For Life” and Davido’s “Fall” are exemplary of the general fatigue for the sound. Fans were quick to call out both artists for trying to milk their previous hits sharing a similar sonic landscape. Wizkid’s recent foray into the pon-pon space with “Medicine”, though well received by the Starboy fans, was merely seen as an attempt to jump on the bandwagon. 2Baba who is one of the late adopters of the sound, recently joined the wave with “Gaga Shuffle” , a track that has only enjoyed airplay thanks to the general good will its convener has with his fan base.
“Pour Me Water” falls into the same court with Mr Eazi’s banku music style records: drowsy, laid back and never peaking. Save for how we have heard Mr Eazi on tracks set on similar themes, “Pour Me Water”, still suffices as an embodiment of the singer’s signature style. Sadly, we’re all fagged out with songs that sound like this.
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