Amapiano emerged in South Africa in the mid-2010s. The sub-genre of house music blends deep house, jazz, and lounge music, whose notable features are synths and wide percussive basslines. The name is taken from a Nguni word, which loosely translates into English as, “the pianos”.
JayTime is an acclaimed artist from Nigeria, for whom Amapiano is his go-to style. His new single, ‘Too Much’, released in early December, came to him in a dream. Speaking of the track he said,
“the song and rhythm was just pounding on my head and I woke up and had to sing and write down some lines then called in the producer. In less than a few hours, the song was ready”.
‘Too Much’ sees JayTime call out the men who do too much in their efforts to impress the ladies, and as a result come across as being inauthentic.
“We dey drink henny henny we dey buy cognac we go shayo till our eyes turn blur
Too much Too much Dem say I dey spend too much
Too much Too much Dem say I dey do too much
Too much Too much I dey spend u dey talk too much”.
‘Too Much’ is super catchy, with its call and response chanted hook, and gorgeous instrumentals, including a violin refrain, and whistles. It’s certainly a unique sounding track, but it will only take one listen to convert you to Amapiano!
The accompanying music video for ‘Too Much’ is filled with bright colours that will captivate you as much as the song itself. The high energy and carnival atmosphere attracts the eye and pulls you in, regardless of how much you try and resist.
‘Too Much’ is out now and is available to stream and download here. You can watch the music video for ‘Too Much’ here. Find out more about JayTime and his music online on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, Spotify, and Apple Music.