Two of Ghana's multiple award winning artists Becca and Trigmatic are set to release their 3rd collaboration come April 2015 titled "Lover & Friend". At a media listening event held at the +233 pub in Accra on Friday 20th March, a section of the media had the opportunity to listen to the song for the first time.
The song, jointly written by Becca and Trigmatic tell the story of two best friends. One(Trigmatic) falls in love with the other and wishes they could be lovers , whiles the other (Becca) feels their friendship should be maintained because of its value. The story of the song, as Trigmatic explains, is an everyday story that anybody can relate to . Especially two friends.
Trigmatic, whose poetic rap and catchy lines, music fans have come to love over the years, flawlessly sings in this collaboration. When asked why he chose to sing when he could have rapped , he said "singing allowed me to express the words and meaning of the song better".
One can visualize the drama unfold by following the simple but deep truths the lyrics bring to bear.
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Producer Gideon Amoafo known in the music industry as GENIUS who has produced songs like Edem's Over Again and Raquel's Sweetio, stated how listening to other works of the two artists inspired the Afro fusion beat of Lover & Friend.
The event , hosted by Stacy Amoateng of TV3 Music Music fame, was attended by a section of the media including, radio presenters, bloggers, DJs, journalists etc.
On why the two artists decided to collaborate for the third time, Becca had this to say. "For a long time I knew Trigmatic as a wonderful singer and he's got such a wonderful voice. And he and I have a history of .......... we are friends " stopping herself just in time so as not to reveal more history between them. " Truly speaking, the story relates to the two of us so well. It's really a true life story" she added.
When asked if there will be a continuation of the story in another collaboration? Trigmatic answered jokingly saying: "Probably we will continue with it but it depends on Becca, if only she agrees not be just a friend anymore" . He added that "if that does not happen, I will continue to plead in another song".
Lover & Friend, took eight months to make and both Becca and Trigmatic agree the smooth synergy between them translated into telling their own true story. Watch out for lover & friend come April 5, 2015 to know the complete story.