By Dennis Asiimwe
Kapa Cat decided to tweak things a little when she dropped this one. Just a little, of course – she put the snarky one liners aside, and went for an actual melody, something which surprisingly works.
She sounds like a lot like Vinka, if Vinka has a bit more bite to her music. Come to think about it, maybe that’s why Kapa Cat is usually simply outrageous with her lyrics – so you can tell them apart. The similarity is truly notable.
That’s not to say Binzita is Kapa Cat holding back – no sir.
She goes with a lot more melody on this one, but the inevitable innuendo is not something she left behind. And curious as this might sound, Kapa Cat can sing… sort of.
She changes production tack on this one, abandoning her dancehall roots and standard instrumentation, and instead running with Afro-pop and a big band style. It is actually almost soothing.
Until you realise that in the song’s chorus, she almost sounds like she is gasping in between orgasms. The lyrics are not particularly naughty, at least, not overtly so. But they do hint at innuendo, and her delivery is outright suspicious.
Whatever your suspicions, Kapa Cat has proven she can reinvent herself effortlessly. This approach certainly did not seem like something she could try seamlessly, and yet one cannot argue that she hasn’t pulled it off.
It shouldn’t have come as much of a surprise, because with her previous material, she had proven she didn’t need much to work with, to create something that was at the very least intriguing.
Binzita is even more than that. Musically speaking, it’s her way of spreading her wings, and still staying true to herself. And as corny as that may sound, it is still true.