Jaywon Taps Barry Jhay And Lyta For “Aje (Remix)”

Refocusing the song’s primary intentions by featuring similar minded Fuji-pop artists

Last year, Jaywon dropped his “Aje” single, a prayerful confessional that found the singer asking God for the better things of life. While that single is marred by a seeming use of suicide as an aesthetic to give his already relatable lyrics some extra weight, the addition of younger, similar minded Fuji-pop artists, Barry Jhay and Lyta on the recently released remix, refocuses the song’s primary intentions.

Retaining the song’s subtle and steady beat, comprising gentle vibrato piano harmonies, softly plodding drums and choral vocal backups, Jaywon’s hook, on which he sombrely sings “Iya o ki se omi obe, bless me before it’s too late”, retains its pleading charm. Delivering their own versions of the hook, as well as sole verses, both guest features add an extra lived-in layer. Barry Jhay’s aphorism-packed lyrics sung in Yoruba, brings a rustic soulfulness, while Lyta’s recount of his rise and his fear of falling back into obscurity is affecting, particularly with the recent circumstances surrounding his exit from YBNL.

You can stream “Aje (Remix)” below.

Featured Image Credits: Instagram/JaywonJuwonlo


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