If every day was Valentine’s Day then Irene Ntale would be an artiste with music to reckon with, especially after listening to her latest single Gyobera. Teaming up with her usual producer from Muyenga-based Swangz Avenue, a label she is also signed to, the song is about Irene waiting for her lover, assuring him that wherever he goes, she will follow.
Inevitably, there is a call for one to sing along to the chorus as she simplifies it with usable lines embedded in a common man’s love story. Just like love is blind, Ntale’s lyrics only make sense to lovebirds who can easily transplant her words into their love affair. For example, “owa bodaboda mutte agende, tutambule wo oba ompeeke…” meaning her lover should let the boda boda guy go, so they walk the distance or better still he carries her.
In this song, Ntale is on point over the mid tempo zouk beats as she repeats the same crazy in love feeling of her previous songs, Stay With Me, Love Letter and Nkubukinze. Her music feels like a series of back to back episodes. Even if it makes her work progressive, she is rather predictable, so Ntale lacks the element of surprise. Besides that, the mid-tempo makes the song enjoyable and definitely a reminder of a rural life love story.