Burna Boy pays homage to popular R&B artist Brandy on his newest track “Sittin’ On Top Of The World.”
The sound on this track proves Burna Boy’s ability to have immense versatility. The most prominent aspect of this beat is his use of a Brandy sample from her 1998 track, “Top of the World”. He takes his distinct Nigerian sound and mixes it with an American R&B beat, creating the perfect recipe for a stellar listening experience. His vocals are uniquely his and they add an abundant level of soul to the track. The bass line comes in heavy and funky, which fits perfectly with the sample. Burna Boy gains an 8/10 for his sound on the Intersect Rating Scale.
Burna Boy boasts about his success here, telling his lover, “You're mine, you can do anything you want”. He has an extremely positive outlook on his life due to his accomplishments and is not afraid to tell it to the world. He is also able to grant his lover the life of luxury that they deserve because of his hard work. He earns a 6/10 on the Intersect Rating Scale for his lyrics.
ART BEHIND THE TRACK
Burna Boy is known as an Afrobeats artist but has been getting increasingly popular in the United States. He has exposed many people to new sounds and is now taking inspiration from American music, creating a rare experience for fans. There is no telling what can evolve from this fusion of sounds in the future. He earns a 9/10 on the Intersect Rating Scale for his art.
Overall, Burna Boy earns a 7/10 for this track.
Stream “Sittin’ On Top of The World” below.