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A Review Of Ashman's 'Happy Married Life'

Updated on April 21, 2018
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Ikenna Chinedu Okeh is a poet and novelist. His books are available in all major ebooks stores. He lives in Lefkosa, North Cyprus.

"Happy Married Life" sounds every bit a wish, such as is showered on newlyweds. And yes, that's the essence of this song. It's one which everyone can easily relate to. In this review, I will be telling you about this song. And have I yet not told you that I have a personal likeness for the song?

I have a thing for skilfully strung guitar, and I got a generous treatment of it, accompanied with a drumbeat relegated to the background.

It's best to tell about something from the beginning, and 'Happy Married Life' begins with an intro, instrumentally captivating and sensational. I have a thing for skilfully strung guitar, and I got a generous treatment of it, accompanied with a drumbeat relegated to the background. And there's this subtle gong too. Stimulating, really. It's a combination of sounds well thought out and executed in testimony of the sound producer's cultured tastes.

Ashman
Ashman | Source

Ashman's vocals come in confident, rich and honest. Coupled with a lilt that lends a melodious ring, it appears to contribute to the song's instrumentals. I actually did some digging around on Ashman's musical history. It's quite impressive to know that his style stands out. You easily notice a song by Ashman seconds into it. His roots and elements of his environment find there way into his musical delivery whether it's Hip-Hop or Dance he may be offering at the time.

It's quite impressive to know that his style stands out. You easily notice a song by Ashman seconds into it. His roots and elements of his environment find there way into his musical delivery whether it's Hip-Hop or Dance he may be offering at the time.

Have you listened to the song? Did you hear that female backup vocal? I guess it's the perfect imagery it strikes; of a man and wife: maybe not, but I can think of no better description for the musical synchrony of lead and backup vocals in view of the song's theme.

Talk about adding color to a wedding reception and it has to be a live performance of the song.

It needs no saying that the song, 'Happy Married Life' is suited for any wedding ceremony. It's the scene that's instantly conjured up in the mind when listening to the song. Talk about adding color to a wedding reception and it has to be a live performance of the song. Anything less than that should be an inclusion of the song in the music playlist for the occasion; not only will the music suit the mood in every sense, but the lyrics will most surely bring to light the thought of the hearts of those present at the wedding. I will give you a hint about the lyrical content of 'Happy Married Life'.

"... It's true that I've found the one for me ...," so the song goes. It's lyrically deep, meaningful, flowing and studded with biblical and cultural allusions. Elements of contemporary musical culture creep into his lyrics just as well as his Igbo background, and so skilfully are they rendered as to flow seamlessly along with the song's rhythm. You don't lose touch of the song's flow or meaning if you don't understand the snippets of the Igbo language, and the elements of contemporary musical culture in the song will inspire an exotic sensation in the ears of the foreigner.

You may either dance to it while holding on to your partner or sit back to enjoy it.

I like the rhythm. It's somewhere safe between fast and slow-paced; just as songs in the genre come. You may either dance to it while holding on to your partner or sit back to enjoy it. Perfect song for a wedding. It should never be missing from the music playlist on any wedding ceremony.

In the studio
In the studio | Source

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