Weeks after the release of the motivational jam ‘Never Give up’ by Bongo star Harmonize,he is back on the scene with a remix of the same teaming up with Tanzanian Vocalist Milly Nanace.
Furthermore, Never give up is an inspirational song that strives to motivate people.
This a reminder to them to be committed in what ever they do and within a certain time they will be rewarded with success.
Harmonize did the song with a biographical angle to tell his musical journey, that was what made the song go viral.Why ? Because almost everyone could relate to that story.
The remix is a spoiler!!
In my opinion this remix is a spoiler of the original.Take it or leave it.
For the record I am not hating on Milly, in fact this lady is vocal genius among the Tanzanian Cover artists I have seen so far.
However, the rendition they used for the remix especially Milly’s is what threw me off totally.
Fine her story too is beautiful but the blend between the two is what is missing. The chemistry too is not working at all.
For one I appreciate the fact that Harmonize is doing a good job by ‘kumshika mwenzake mkono katika sanaa”.
However, they should have done an original song.
The Lyrical refix
Milly Nanace is a good addition to the song because of her amazing voice, coupled with the touching lyrics she she adds to the song.
The tune’s video is not one to ignore. The black and white video concept is classic is it paints the picture of artistry and drama.
It features appearances from those mentioned in the artist’s original version of the tune. We hope to see an original collaboration of the two that will demystify my analogy.
In the mean time I will go for 7/10.What do you think?
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