TX Review; Rema’s New Song Calm Down, A Hit or Miss?

Rema Calm Down video

The Prince of Afrobeats (Afro-Rave to be precise) just released his first single of the year, “Calm Down“. STREAM HERE!

For months, Rema has been teasing fans with news that his Rave and Roses Album is almost ready, and he will be releasing something new.

When he finally noticed he was beginning to sound a lot like Wizkid with the fake promises and fans were actually tired of hearing the same story every week, he decided to drop “Calm Down” to calm them down.

On Rema’s Social media accounts (Snapchat, Twitter and Instagram) he claims he dropped another banger. But is “Calm Down” a Hit or a Miss?

Rema Calm Down

THE REVIEW

Calm Down is a typical, mid tempo love song. Typical in the sense that Rema is trying to express how much he loves a girl and how her love is driving him crazy. He also talked about the simplicity of this babe and even though she likes “Yanga”, she is still down to heart.

Lyrics

The Picture Rema is trying to paint with Calm Down is Beautiful, But the lyrics didn’t do justice. The lyrics lack depth, uniqueness, it is just there. Lyrics make up 30% of the song while the remaining is to be split between the Beat and Vocals of the artist.

The lyrics of Calm down is not bad, but they’re not great either. It lacked originality, depth, creaminess, and excitement.

Surprisingly, I’m not mad about the constant repetition of words, I’m just disappointed that Rema didn’t focus more on lyrics and give it a little bit of creativity like he did with Soundgasm even though the latter is dirtier and sultry.

The Beats

Yes! If I’m to rate the beat of Calm Down, I will give it a solid 10!! The beat is exceptional. It’s catchy, groovy, intense and the producer (AndreVibez) did a great job for a mid tempo song.

It gave me a vibe of Soundgasm and a touch of Bounce. I would describe it as a mixture of the two, but it is a good mixture and I love it!

Vocals and Melody

Rema didn’t disappoint in delivering mad vocals. I was still able to get the indie sound that many made fun of but have surprisingly become his signature vibe. It was Prominent here unlike Soundgasm.

Rema is probably one of the artists with the best melody. From the calm down part to the No no no no, Woah woah woah woah, Oh oh oh oh… Baby come give me your Lo lo lo love woah woah woah, he got my attention and in no time I was singing that melodious part like I’ve known it all my life.

Though the Oh and woah sounded like something he took from ‘Ginger’, but I’m not mad about it. Ginger is a good jam and Rema is allowed to take a little something from his songs.

The Video

Now this is a part that just didn’t do it for me. The visuals for Calm Down gave me vibes from Ruger’s Bounce, watching it was like watching a pirated version of Ruger‘s Bounce.

Though the bike and the game scene was dope, but The white on white custom was the whole concept of the video Bounce. Rema wasn’t original in the video part and the whole production felt rushed. Was the video able to tell the story? Yes. Will I be watching the video again? No.

Conclusion
All being said, Calm Down is a lovely song. It is not annoying, irritating, but it lacks excitement. It’s one of those songs you listen to when you don’t have anything exciting to listen to. It’s not a bad song, but it’s not Rema’s type of mad jam.

Although the Savage community (Twitter) surprisingly likes Calm Down, I don’t hate it, but I don’t like it either. Some of Rema’s fans who weren’t feeling the Jam described the jam as the New Rema. Well this New Rema better work on his lyrics or fans might forget both the new and old Rema.

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