YBNL and EMPIRE Releases a new music video performed by the label Young champion, Fireboy DML for the track – ‘Airplane Mode’.
Fireboy returns with ‘Airplane Mode‘ visuals after the success of Lifestyle and Champion (featuring D Smoke) videos. Airplane Mode is taken from his sophomore album,Â APOLLO the follow up project to his debut – LGT.
On his debut album LGT, âLaughter, Tears, and Goosebumpsâ, he was a loverboy, a hopeless romantic guy but on âApolloâ, he shows a much more confident side that really never gets to see the light. The album displays his outlook on life, his journey as an artiste, and the drama in the Nigerian music space, and in this article, we would be giving a detailed breakdown of the lyrics of each song on the album.
Fireboy gets really personal and shows a vulnerable side on Airplane Mode. He sings about the stress from friends and family and how he has to live like an animal.
âSo many things wey dey bother man stress from friends and family and Brothermanâ¦
Man living like an animal, When a problem goes, Life comes with another one, But Iâm a god, Iâm a stronger man, I be different breed, my kind no be normal oneâ¦â
Fireboy understands his rise to being one of the finest acts would create conversation that he is trying to be number one. His aim isnât just to be the greatest ever, he only wants to be one of the greatest to ever do it.
âIâm not trynna be the number one, So many legends dey, Iâm just trynna be another oneâ
Due to the weight placed on his shoulders, Fireboy says he feels like heâs about to lose his mind. Itâs a way of telling you that even if he has attained a god status, he is very much human like the rest of us.
âBut Sometimes E dey be like say I wan manya oh, All the pressure and the wahala oh, E dey be like say I don tire, Sometimes, E dey be like say I wan manya oh, All the pressure and the wahala oâ
Having to explain to people you want to be alone and do things on your own can be quite annoying. Fireboy says he just wants to be and doesnât want to see any message from anybody (Go flight mode).
âI just wanna be alone, I donât wanna see no message on my phoneâ¦ Nothing dey do me, you should know I just feel like i should do this on my own, I just wanna be aloneâ¦â
In the second verse, he cries out about his woes ranging from money problems to woman drama and also the competition. He drops an important message â âGrace Is Important But The Talent Is A Plusâ. He lets listeners into a reality that they can relate to â âThe Reality Of Wanting To Give Up And Let Goâ.
âIf no be love, na money palava, If no be stress, na woman and drama, Competition people dey para, Too much beef when I no be mallam, Na God dey do am, no be my power, Grace na koko, the talent na jara, So i lock myself inside my yara go down on my knees, and i call on babaâ
Watch and Enjoy the video below… Directed by Clarence Peters