Title: Johnny Drille – “Believe Me”
Label: Mavin Records
Producer: Don Jazzy
The talented Mavin Records singer-songwriter Johnny Drille has released his first single of the year, “Believe Me.” This release succeeds Drille’s ‘Home’ EP, which featured collaborations with Phyno, The Cavemen, and Adekunle Gold. Don Jazzy’s production on “Believe Me” highlights Johnny Drille’s distinctive voice and lyrical prowess, adding another success to the Mavin Records catalog for this year.
Johnny Drille begins “Believe Me” with a heartfelt, emotional tone as he sings, “What have you done to me? / I don’t know, oh yeah.” The song’s lyrics explore the theme of love, portraying the vulnerability and desperation one feels when attempting to demonstrate devotion to a partner.
In lines such as “Believe me / E gats be you / I need you / I need you for my family,” Drille’s use of repetition and basic yet effective word choices emphasizes the sincerity of his words.
The chorus is especially memorable and catchy, with Drille chanting, “It must be you / It must be you, Anwuli / I need you / I need you for my family.” The personal touch added by the name “Anwuli” makes the composition feel more intimate and relatable. This choice also depicts the singer’s Nigerian heritage, lending authenticity and cultural relevance to the song.
Johnny Drille’s vocal performance on “Believe Me” is nothing short of remarkable, as he demonstrates the ability to convey strong emotions through his voice. Don Jazzy’s production of the song perfectly complements Drille’s vocals, adding to the song’s overall appeal with a catchy rhythm and smooth instrumentation.
The “Believe Me” verses delve deeper into the complexities of love and devotion. Lines such as “Wetin you wan believe if you don’t believe me / I won’t deceive, don’t deceive me / And my love will surpass the love you give me / If I fall your hand, abeg delete me” demonstrate Drille’s lyrical talent and the unfiltered sincerity of his music. The lyrics “Oh pretty, pretty / My pretty pretty / Make I give you my name / Oya follow me let’s go / Bend down low / Follow me make we go” lend a touch of playfulness to the song.
“Believe Me” by Johnny Drille is a captivating and sincere ballad highlighting the singer’s vocal and lyrical abilities. The song’s theme of love and devotion is universally relatable, and it’s catchy melody and polished production will make it a success with fans of all ages.
As Mavin Records continues to release quality music from its roster of talented artists, “Believe Me” is a testament to Johnny Drille’s exceptional skill as a singer-songwriter and his ability to compose memorable, emotionally-charged compositions.
“Believe Me” by Johnny Drille is an exquisitely crafted love song that will unquestionably resonate with listeners. Combined with Don Jazzy’s polished production, the singer’s genuine lyrics and emotive vocals create a captivating and memorable listening experience. Johnny Drille has once again demonstrated, with the release of “Believe Me,” that he is a force to be reckoned with on the Nigerian music scene and beyond.