Norway – Stella Mwangi returns with her début Norwegian language single and it takes ‘Bootylicious’ to a new level. Destiny’s Child and Sir Mix A Lot have nothing on this lyric video and song.
‘Bouncer ræva’ or in English ‘Bouncer Ass’ may see Mwangi depart from her normal English lyrics that she sings and raps in though it is not a change in musical style.
From the piercing alarm ringing in the first bars of the song you are quickly brought to attention for what is to come at you full force. The lyrics maybe in Norwegian but the song is deeply rooted in Mwangi’s dance-hall, hip-hop and Kenyan swagger.
Now I cannot claim to know what the lyrics mean but the chorus is
“Bouncer ræva mi – stedet er helt opp ned” which loosely translates as “Bouncer Ass – Place is upside down”. It is either an affirmation of a great night in the club or trouble is brewing. However if I take the song on the beats and rapping that Stella is dropping then this is another serious track from the ‘Haba Haba’ Eurovision singer.
As for the lyric video – well there is the expression “Less is More” and when you look at it you will see what impact Stella was going for – Bare yet Maximum.
This is a song that you will either love or hate. There is no sitting on the fence with this one. For me I love this genre of music. I just wish I knew what she was singing about as those lyrics are going WAY TOO FAST across the screen!
If you are looking for ‘Haba Haba’ Part II then I suggest you look at your DVD of Eurovision 2011 again as you will not get it here.
‘Bouncer ræva’ is a stomping track!
Marks out of 12 – This gets 12 points
Author/Editor in Chief Garrett Mulhall
Source : Eurovision Ireland