Barry Jhay Son of God EP Review
After a thrilling performance on his first EP, Barryback” it takes nearly 2 years for Barry to dish out more juice and interestingly, he doesn’t disappoint on this project.
One interesting fact of this 7-track EP, “Son of God”, Barry sings about gratitude and God having been faced with some turbulence but the singer comes through shining.
As a Son of God, Barry Jhay paints reality with this project, he goes spiritual and some tracks on this work channel the listener to a sober reflective phase, certainly, not a bad move.
The EP opens with the record “Level Up”, which talks about his come up and struggles and this is relatable having lost his benefactor, Kashy the previous year.
Listening closely to the record, you feel the genuineness in his tone and you can feel the struggle of an artist who has put in all to get to where he is. This is indeed a splendid opener for a project.
Following next is the record “Story”, on this one he still talks about his sojourn to being a successful artist. He further sings about how he became an adult at the age of 16. He sings;
It’s been a long time coming long time coming
Searching for me for pandemic
And me I be looking for money since I was sixteen
Now you think that I be joking
But I no get am for things wey dey been think
Money matter be the main thing
Live my life live my life like king
King king wey I be
In “Agege” the singer explores societal ills and the level of deceit and hypocrisy laced in the characters of individuals. Asides from the storyline, “Agege” still gets the boppy vibe which easily makes one sway as the song goes on.
“Whine My God?” is another heartfelt record that still acknowledges and gives gratitude to his creator.
Next in line is “Right By You” which features Ghanaian singer, Kuami Eugene. This is a love song and the singer reassures his love interest about his consistency.
The collaboration between both acts is commendable. Barry Jhay features Zlatan Ibile on the remix of the record “Aiyewada” which he sings about victory and scaling through setbacks and gloomy energy.
The album closes up with “Bless Me” and just like Jacob in Genesis 32 Barry Jhay puts it all on God and reveals his desires to God. Barry Jhay used the last 23 minutes talking about reality, life, love and God. He colours reality as it applies to his story.
Certainly, “Son of God” is top-class.