For her fourth release off MDQ, Muthoni The Drummer Queen makes a passionate and, at times, heart wrenching performance in Get Up which she describes as being about “staying focused and seeing beyond the bumps; overcoming the struggles with Self and the battles…that call for acceptance, inner strength and commitment to your path.”
She chooses to deliver her verses in the same reggae-inspired style as the beat prepared by producers GR! and Hook. Whether or not this sort of approach suits her is overshadowed by the simply delicious production by the Swiss-based beat makers. The bass line, which seems to have a life of its own, is the crown jewel of this track and makes the entire 4 minutes and 23 seconds a worthwhile listen.
The video gets first rate treatment from Tedd Josiah who weaves a very interesting concept to fit into the song’s theme and an equally suitable tense mood throughout. He casts three members of a family with individual issues of their own to deal with. The Drummer Queen can also be seen to be “stuck in the woods”, symbolically at least.