The latest single from Bryan The Mensah is a trip down memory lane; a reminiscing exercise about some of the events that marked his childhood and the inherent lessons in them.
The trap heavy ‘Fireside’ transport us back to his days in Class 3 (3rd Grade) where he lied to a colleague about owning a Ferrari just to look cool. ”I told some guy say I get gold Ferrari parked in the underground parking lot in my house”. And when asked to bring it to school, his reply was simple: ”I told him I ain’t got my license yet”.
Switching between different rap cadences, Bryan The Mensah notes the imperfections of people (everybody has a deficit) and the importance of cultivating good relationship at the end of the song: ”If you get somebody you just for force and stay committed/Life is a midget/Really short…”
Voted Apple Music’s ”New Favorite Artists” in 2017, Bryan The Mensah courted a lot of attention among music fans off his EP, ”Friends With The Sun”, where he detailed his fears, desires and supreme lyricism. With ‘Fireside’ – titled taken from ”By The Fireside”, the story-telling kids programme of the mid to late 90s- Bryan assumes the role of the story teller, with listeners as the audience. The song is released to promote his ‘Me Wo Twa, Wallabow You’ (I’m Beautiful. What About You) line of merch.
Take a listen.