These are the valid reasons why Asake’s music sound so similar most of the time.
Asake has dropped about 3 songs that sound so similar in the last 5 months of his debut in the Nigerian music industry.
In Asake’s case, he uses a similar drum, kicks, and bounce in all his songs to get the perfect texture of his signature sound.
Asake started music professionally in 2015 but had been in the music industry first of all as a contemporary dancer.
He has only released one EP, from which he has two successful singles (“Omo Ope,” “Sungba”), as well as a remix of “Sungba” that is also a hit.
All three songs have charted at number one in Nigeria. And that speaks something about his business potential as well as his talent.
Now, his track with DJ Spinall, “Palazzo,” which was published In May 2022, eventually reached Number One on Apple Music in Nigeria, a huge accomplishment considering he released it alongside Burna Boy, Davido, Zinoleesky, and others.
And now with a day different where Wizkid, Chris Brown, Davido, Ckay and others drop and still got his number one making it his fifth consecutive number one in less than five months.
Now let us talk about why his song mostly sounds alike which in any way doesn’t discredit his talent and delivery in general especially as it is working for him.
Rhythm in art is without a doubt one of the most essential foundations of art and its creation.
Repetition in art is quite possibly one of the most interesting methods that artistes use to create a certain movement to rebel against the notion of tradition, re-define the idea of the original and the copies, or cast true focus on one part of the sound that either makes the song more visible or purposefully invisible.
Repetition is one of the most essential reduction strategies, and it is employed equally in music and visual art, and it is considered both aesthetic and poetic.
In the instance of Asake, he uses a similar drum, kicks, and bounce in all of his songs to achieve the right texture of his signature sound. In music, there is a certain catchy sound that pulls attention to convey a specific rhythm.