Taking time to listen to Osabutey’s “Greatest EP” has been the best decision starting this week. Ghanaian singer and songwriter Osabutey released his debut Ep “Greatest EP” on the 6th of March, announcing his journey to greatness.
Jeffery Osabutey, known in the music limelight as Osabutey Kake, is a Ghanaian Singer and songwriter.
When I first saw the Ep on my Timeline I was first reluctant to listen to it because I had a backlog of songs to catch up to, I was however drawn to the cover art of the Ep which has a dust storm color to it with a silhouette of a male figure. The simplicity of the cover art was just incredible and a lot of artists should take a cue from this, your cover art of any music project you drop also sells the songs to your day-one listeners and prospective listeners.
“Greatest Ep” is a four-track Ep clocking at exactly 14 minutes 20 seconds. The Ep was produced Poizone(Intro, Greatest, Outro) and Shebibeatz (Leebi) with additional production by Khalisax. The Ep was also mixed and mastered by Posigee and Seshi.
This is my very first time listening to Osabutey’s music but after listening to the Ep a few times, it looks like I’ve been jamming to his sound for years now. His fusion of sounds and his euphonious voice blends perfectly giving his songs a very distinctive sound.
Being heavily influenced by his living in Ashiaman, Osabutey carefully sings about hope amidst the struggles.
The afrobeat sound in the first track “Intro: Too late” is so evident. Singing about trust and knowing who you call a friend and taking advice from his mother (a reason he is doing music in the first place). Osa learns to put trust in no one but God who’s got the wheel and no one can tell him otherwise.
In Greatest, the second track, speaking into existence, Osabutey sings he’s Great, “I’ve been telling them I’m Great ever since I could remember, I had so much faith I could not explain”. Osabutey has nothing but life and love from family and friends with hope of a better future. On key feature that sets this particular sound apart from the rest is the presence of the saxophone, its inclusion was so perfectly done.
In Leebi, Osabutey knows everything is possible with prayer and hardwork. This song is for the hustling spirit in all of us, telling us not to give up despite the struggles we go through.
I wish the Ep was longer but getting to the last song the Outro: Maya Maba, I understand why it was left to just 4 tracks to have the imapact it was intended for. Here Osabutey is telling us before he can help anyone he has to help himself first and come back with the help.
I can’t pick out one sound out of the Ep as my favourite because the entire project was well put together.
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