'Can’t be sad forever ’— A music review.

Victor Ndukwe
4 min readJun 9, 2023

Aiseh is back with another single titled 'Can’t be sad forever' after dropping Lone Wolf a few weeks back.

Is it just me, or do I feel these track titles are hinting at one thing — Who serve our star boy breakfast chop??

While I don’t know the backstory to this beautiful piece, I know Aiseh struggled with a loss and this is that 'I’m done crying over spilled milk’ song, it’s that 'I’ve mourned this loss for so long and I’m done now' song.

Click here to listen to Aiseh’s ‘Can’t be sad forever

I see Aiseh as a true creative, one who needs all the support to unleash his full potential but isn’t waiting for the support before he shows us the stuff he’s made of.

In this detailed review, we will explore the various elements that make 'Can’t Be Sad Forever' a standout song in the afrobeats genre.

  1. Song artwork:

The first thing you notice about this song is the beautiful artwork it came with. The artwork goes before the sound to set your mind right. It captures the essence of the song in the most creative, but simple, way. I’ve always maintained that simple is the new cool. From the colour choice, yellow which signifies brightness and happiness, to the icon which is the smiley for a smiling face, the artwork beams and screams out to those who are navigating difficult times, inspiring them to pick themselves up and forge a path towards a better future.

Can't be sad forever

2. Emotional Impact and Theme:

In this song, Aiseh takes his listeners through his journey of hurt and loss. He skilfully taps into the listener’s emotions, providing a sense of solace and hope in the face of adversity.

Through this song, he is stretching his arm of healing to his fans and asking, how long are you going to be sad for? I’ve been here and I’ve made this decision, would you join me on this journey away from sadness?

The underlying theme of ’Can’t Be Sad Forever' revolves around resilience, healing, and the importance of embracing positivity. The song serves as a reminder that while pain and sadness are inevitable in life, they are not permanent states.

3. Musical Composition and Production:
The song commences with a vibrant and infectious instrumental arrangement with a background voice that immediately grabs the listener’s attention.

The fusion of traditional Afrobeats elements, such as pulsating drums, rhythmic guitar strums, and vibrant percussions, with modern production techniques, creates a captivating sonic landscape. The rich and layered instrumentation seamlessly blends with the artist’s vocals, contributing to the overall energy and appeal of the track. The timing is perfect. We can hear the background chant I’ve been thinking, I’ve been overthinking, giving way for Aiseh’s smooth voice to effortlessly glide through the beat as he voices the hook. All flowers should go to the producer, he gave us a bop to dance to.

4. Vocal Performance and Lyrics:
Aiseh delivers a stellar vocal performance, showcasing both emotional depth and captivating charisma.

The lyrics of 'Can’t Be Sad Forever' are thoughtfully crafted, conveying a profound message of hope and the importance of embracing positivity. He eloquently encourages listeners to let go of their pain and look towards a brighter future. The words resonate with authenticity, providing comfort to anyone who has experienced heartbreak or disappointment.

5. Melody and Catchiness:
One of the standout aspects of 'Can’t Be Sad Forever' is its infectious melody. On my first listen, I described it as an earworm. The song’s chorus is particularly memorable, with its catchy and uplifting hook that urges listeners to rise above their sorrows and move their bodies to the beat. Aiseh’s ability to craft a melody that seamlessly integrates with the Afrobeats instrumentation is commendable, resulting in a compelling and harmonious sonic experience.


Can’t Be Sad Forever' is an enchanting afrobeats song that resonates deeply with those seeking solace and encouragement during difficult times. With its uplifting melodies, catchy rhythms, and powerful message of moving forward, the track captures the essence of overcoming heartbreak, loss, or any adverse situation. The track stands out as an anthem of hope and positivity.

It is a testament to the transformative power of music and is destined to resonate with audiences seeking solace and inspiration.

Personal rating:

I’ll rate this song a good 9/10.

Everything about this song is perfect, from the beats to the lyrics, to the message and melody, and most importantly, it’s thematic.

You might ask where it lost the one point to. It lost it to its duration, a song this beautiful should be longer than this, I actually wanted more. But this is a personal opinion.

If for you, the length is good, give it a 10. Porn intended.

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