“Man Like Me” keeps a smooth dancehall feel, while adding a diverse melodic tone throughout. The piano, synthesizer and drums effortlessly blend together creating a euphoric, beach-filled tune that is sure to have everyone on their feet. Animated by YouTube animator Agbaps, the video showcases Billy’s character in various colourful set pieces with eye-catching transitions.
Billy Bishop Takes on Some Questions
What’s the inspiration and the meaning behind “Man Like Me”?
The sonic inspiration behind “Man Like Me” was to definitely step outside the box of hip-hop and connect more with my African heritage. The meaning behind the song is to remind people that the opportunity to find love is like fishing in a lake. You’ll never know how much you truly need someone until somebody else actually wants them.
What was the creation process like? And what sort of experience did you want your listener to ultimately feel?
I recorded the song at the AMAG/Cash Money studio in Kitchener, Ontario. And learned quickly to adapt to an industry standard of the studio session. I never realized the power songwriting has. Until, during the process, I actually ended up having multiple writers and producers coming together. Creating it and developing a pure body of work that people could really relate to. Moreover, the main feeling I really wanted to spread to listeners was that of humility