HIS name may not ring a bell but if you are and enjoying Kofi Kinaata’s latest hit song Things Fall Apart, then you are an indirect admirer of Two Bars.
Two Bars, real name Godfred Owusu Boateng, is the producer who worked on Things Fall Apart. Even though the song addresses the hypocritical society we live in and how things have fallen apart, the opposite is the case for Two Bars as things are falling into place for his career.
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In a recent chat with Graphic Showbiz, Two Bars described the success of Things Fall Apart as a major boost for him since he started his DSMedia Studio in 2013.
“Things are falling apart in our society but for Two Bars, things are falling in place for me as a producer. It is a great feeling especially when your work is doing well beyond your imagination.
“Kinaata had already written Things Fall Apart so I built everything around the track, arranged it with other elements of production. I really enjoyed the vibe of the song.
“I’ve always been a fan of Kinaata’s music but never really got the chance to work with him. To be honest, I knew the track will be a hit but I didn’t expect it to blow in such a short while and I’m still in denial about what is happening,” he stated.
In his opinion, music producers have been the ‘magic’ behind hit songs but don’t get credit because they always want to be behind the scenes.
“I blame us for the poor appreciation we have because we hate to be in the spotlight. Music producers or beat makers are often the brain behind songs unless the artiste comes up with an idea.
“We rack our brains to produce interesting melodies and progressions that are pleasing to the ear but mostly get little or no praise for the good work,” he said.
A graduate of the University of Ghana, Legon, Two Bars who has worked for the likes of Sarkodie, Teephlow, Yaa Pono and Epixode said he takes a lot of inspiration from fellow music producer, Seshi.
“I have come to understand that success is a process so there’s no need to rush. However, it is important to network and meet the right people to push your works,” he said.