Jintior Sieni Goes for Simplicity On GMSH
Trap artist Jintior Sieni is firmly planted in Florida, but is originally from Cameroon. Being the jetsetter that he is, he incorporates many styles from across the globe in order to create the exact type of music you want to hear at the club. GMSH is his 4 track contribution to the ever-growing trap music scene of today.
The EP starts off with a dissonant piano club jammer “Living Ma Life.” The sound quality is immediately crisp and refined which allows for Sieni’s interesting use of auto-tune. His has a style reminiscent of Future with vocals similar to Fetty Wap. Due to the heavy auto-tune however, you can’t really understand what he’s saying when he goes into a faster verse. He is undeniably “just living [his] life,” although informing the listener of that fact a thousand times may be slightly excessive.
“Que Paso” has a similar formula and tempo as the previous track and monotony is once again an issue. However, the enunciation is much better here because there is barely any auto-tune used this time around. The flavor of trap music is there, but the song definitely has the foreign vibe to it when it comes to instrumentation and especially because he speaks Spanish for a lot of the song.
Third times the charm with “MonaLisa,” which is the first track that shakes things up a little bit. Although, the base is still the 808 drum and a piano lick. The chorus seems to be an homage to Fetty Wap since Sieni actually quotes “Baby won’t you come my way.” Contrastingly, “Would You Be” has more of an old school vibe with a synthesizer melody somewhat reminiscent of Dr. Dre. Unfortunately, he goes back to his initial problem of using auto-tune too heavily. Nevertheless, the track is a fun finale that will have you doing body roles and feeling like a boss.
There is a clear formula that Sieni is following and chooses not to venture too far from. The result is a product that is very one note within each song individually, and with the EP as a whole; there are no real tempo changes or style changes. Therefore, I would say Sieni’s main problem is monotony. That is not to say that repetition is always bad thing. Just look at most pop hits and repetition is actually a heavy component of a successful, catchy song, but using it as a tool in an interesting way is not easy. However, in terms of a buzzed club atmosphere, Sieni’s music is perfect for putting the listener in a state dance-eager bliss.