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The self-proclaimed 'Supergirl' of Jamaica's music industry Denyque, is living up to the name with the release of her new single entitled Make Me Believe You.
Make Me Believe You is produced by Stephen McGregor of Big Ship Records, and is a tale narrating about a relationship in need of repair. The protagonist, played by Denyque, is a girl whose partner is not always truthful, and to her surprising dismay, is very unconvincing that he's the opposite of that.
What sets Make Me Believe You different from the heartbroken girl pack is the fact that the premise of the song is not solely disdain for the deceitfulness of a partner, but her dissatisfaction that he is so bad at it. The song's lyrics points to a young lady who is fed up of her companion not being able to at least convince her that his lies are true, hence she is asking for him to "make me believe you".
One also has to commend the flawless delivery of Denyque throughout the song, as she creates the intended ambiguity regarding whether she is being sarcastic or not in wanting a better effort from her companion when he lies.
Production-wise, the instrumentation's make-up is a hybrid of uptempo R&B and Jamaican elements, with the latter intact due to Di Genius's ability to insert subtle 1990s dancehall inspired drums throughout the track.
Make Me Believe You is a solid first outing in 2013 for Denyque, and TEENage Hitlist expects her fan base to appreciate the innovative theme of the track.