oddFelix’s Fight Questions Your Dissatisfaction With Life

The song Fight is the voice in the human head; that same voice that calmly but sadly asks so many questions about why your life is what it is at the moment. Oftentimes, you seldomly find answers to all these questions. Confusion, dissatisfaction and anger at life is the mood at this point of trying to hold life to account.


oddFelix’s guest on this song, Joy Njan, makes the song a very psychological one. She tenaciously asks so many questions simultaneously in a manner that does not give the listener the space to think and breathe. This reflects the confusion that comes with being disappointed by the outcome of unmet expectations. This song is intentional; Joy understands psychology. It’s why all the questions are directed at a “you” so the listener can be trapped: the questions become ineluctable like the “death lurking near” she reminds “you” about.

Joy Njan

Felix’s complementary rap comes with more questioning on the sober Hip Hop instrumentals. Joy’s lyricism makes the voice resonate more stubbornly in your head. The atmosphere is sad already; it gets sadder with the fluidity of Joy’s voice. Fight is absolutely meditative. It holds you accountable: it’s similar to Lenrie Leopold Peters’ The Panic of Growing Older: a scoresheet to mark your fears, failures, progress, disappointment and dissatisfaction. Joy calls this “life”, hence, it “keeps you on your feet” and “forces you to fight”.

Sam George Mac is a music journalist known for the reviews of several music albums and songs. He is a singer and songwriter of Afrobeats, Dancehall, Highlife and RnB with the stage name SGM — a graduate of Mass Communication from The West African Union University, Cotonou.

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