This song was made for a live music performance, and it showed at the last Rema concert, when Chris Evans joined Rema on stage and time seemed to stand still for the audience.
Paddy Man and Chris know their audiences, and created a song that works for them: syrupy, almost, with the sort of lyrics that girls swoon over in their day dreams, and with that groove that folks can bop and roll to at those timeless bars at 2am in
the morning after having a gentle beer or two.
Linda is an archetypical love song, one that describes what sound like a typical relationship in a peri-urban
area like Kireka. A woman in homemaker mode, pining for attention from her hustler husband, who is
swamped trying to make things work in the sudden urban reality that defines the rat race that he finds himself in.
He even leaves behind kameeza money, about 200,000, which, at the very least, seems reasonable (if you
watch the song’s video).
Linda dropped seven years or so ago, but remains timeless. I enjoyed re-visiting this.