Chart Mondays: Jonas Blue Featuring William Singe - Mama

June 19, 2017 Critic Jonni 1 Comments

Mama (feat. William Singe) - Jonas Blue |

This is certainly set to become one of 2017's summer hits, for sure. It's already racking up chart numbers around the world, and Jonas Blue has done it all over again. Today is a Monday, which means it's Chart Mondays, and still at the top is Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee with "Despacito" featuring Justin Bieber, which doesn't have an official music video, and I doubt it will since there is one out already that doesn't feature Justin Bieber. Hence why I'm reviewing this music video by Jonas Blue, featuring William Singe. The song is certainly catchy with brilliant vocals; yet, the lyrics themselves definitely reminds me of Sunstroke Project's "Hey, Mamma!"; the message behind both songs is pretty similar. Watch William Singe give a great performance whilst he and Jonas Blue have fun with their respective girls in sunny Albania during this music video that oozes summer for "Mama".

Jonas Blue is a DJ and producer who's real name is Guy James Robin; he did a DJ set at Birmingham Pride 2017, which I am now gutted I missed because this song is a complete tune! He has quickly become one of the British DJs to watch out for, as each of his singles hit it big on charts around the world. To date, "Fast Car", is his biggest hit, but he easily followed that up with "Perfect Strangers". Regardless, his latest single is my favourite song from him, totally catchy and it definitely has summer vibes going on throughout. "Mama" may not blow up as big as his other singles, but it more than deserves to. It features William Singe, real name Liam Singe, who is an Australian singer, songwriter, and producer. He's most notable for being in the boy band The Collective, who had major success in Australia due to being formed on the fourth season of The X Factor Australia - finishing third. The group disbanded after three years when William Singe left the group to pursue a solo career. He released his debut single "Rush" in February 2017, and I truly believe this song will push him to become a successful artist as his vocals and style are on point. This song was written by Jonas Blue, Ed Drewett, and Sam Romans.

The music video was directed by Sasha Nathwani along the coastlines of Jale and Dhermi on the Albanian Riviera. It also stars Albanian supermodel, Oriola Marashi as Jonas Blue's love interest; she can also sing opera, and can clearly be an actress as this music video suggests.

The song is about being carefree and the music video easily showcases this, taking us back to the times when we go on holiday abroad and do the things we love to do. The narrative isn't as developed as it could be, and the shady deal scene seems totally out of place.

As for the performance piece, William Singe really nails it. He sends out energetic vibes that draw the viewers in. Unfortunately, we see more of the flimsy narrative, than the William Singe's performance.

The music video as a whole definitely attains to the song's summer sound and it's carefree nature of the lyrics; however, I feel that the storyline isn't complete and that they could have done so much more with this. On the other hand, just look at the single artwork below, pretty friken amazing!
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1 comment:

  1. He definitely stole this song from SunStroke Project. Also sampling Tracy Chapman’s Fast Car, does this guy have any originality? Not a fan.