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The Review: Kaytee fresh – Askies I’m Sorry ft Manyathela Jersey No 10

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Chris Theko

The review this week got hold of Kaytee Fresh’s new Amapiano single titled ‘Askies I’m Sorry’ featuring Manyathela Jersey No 10 aka Yemba Shungu in Hip-Hop circles. 

The track was officially released on Friday April 22, 2022 and runs for 4 minute 09 seconds, built on 99-Beats-Per-Minute (BPM) and laid on a 100/100-time signature. 

The instrumental of the track is influenced by modern day kwaito, the baselines, low tempo 90s South African house rhythms and percussions from another local subgenre of house known as Bacardi.  

Though it originates from South Africa, the Amapiano genre has taken not only Africa but the whole world is taken by the frenzy of the high-pitched piano melodies which distinguish the genre.

Lesotho artists have not allowed the amapiano frenzy to pass them by which is evident with this track which involves, two former hip hop artists.     

A distinctive sound of drums come into play a number of times on top of the piano cord strings laced with a seldom sound of the trumpet.

There is not much to say about the vocals and the lyrical content of the song as it is a typical amapiano track with a constant one liner in the hook. Quite a disappointment because the two artists are gifted artist lyrically so in as much as they are in the new genre, their experience and skill set could still have been better utilised.  

‘Askies I’m Sorry’ is just a typical amapiano song strictly for the vibe at the club or events with no real message or content.  When you listen closely to the lyrics, you hear a guy who is apologizing but unclear what he is apologizing for. 

“Askies I’m Sorry, ke monate ha ke le sober,” repeated about six times on the hook by both artists. 

The verses are not clear from the hook throughout the song until it keeps going back to the hook. The fencing is enjoyable just like a typical piano song although the production quality is not too clear.  

The two artists missed out on an opportunity to infiltrate this explosively loved genre by putting out a well mastered and produced song. Nonetheless, let us give it time and see how it fares in the mainstream.        

Askies I’m Sorry rates at 5 out of 10. 

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