Montana mentioned on his social media platform that the song title Unforgettable represents actual time life events. French Montana immigrated to the United States from his home country, Morocco, with his family. After entering the USA, the family faced many economic and societal challenges. There was no income, and they relied on welfare to survive. The hand-to-mouth circumstances motivated Montana to fight tooth and nail to make a better life for himself and his family. He intends to make his success unforgettable for the world to admire in awe.
How to Download French Montana – Unforgettable ft. Swae Lee
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The Song Review
If you didn’t know, French Montana was born in the busy city of Rabat, Morocco. They settled in South Bronx, New York City when they moved to the USA. He only spoke Arabic and French during his childhood, making his transition into American society even more challenging. The family, as a whole, was also struggling with the language barrier.
Two years after the move, his father decided to return to Morocco. He had given up due to no job prospects. However, French Montana’s mother was already pregnant at the time, so she could not travel. With no earner in the family, their living situation was very troublesome.
French Montana – Unforgettable ft. Swae Lee Lyrical Interpretation
The song was released in 2017 under the Epic, Bad Boy, and Coke Boys label. It was part of Montana’s second album, Jungle Rules. The song celebrates dance hall and hip-hop music genres, thanks to talented composers such as Khalif Brown, Christopher Washington, and Karim Kharbouch.
French Montana intends to inspire anyone who listens to the song. He admits the struggles can become overbearing, but time does not stay still. The artist knows we have the drive and the willingness to be unforgettable. However, we just need to realize our true potential. It is our time to do unforgettable things and leave our mark on the world.
Unfortunately, the song does not mention the artist’s childhood struggles. The lyrics encircle having a joyous, “unforgettable” time with friends and family. However, the word “unforgettable” does imply the artist’s vast wealth, which attracts women to him. “I need to get you alone” indicates he wishes to explore lust with these women.
The artist mentions the ladies who leave their homes to party as a stress release. It is either because they are not happy in the relationship or their partners have been unfaithful to them. Most of the time, it’s the latter.
Unforgettable – the Video
Montana co-directed the music video. It was shot in Kampala, the capital city of Uganda. The artist was inspired to use an African setting after seeing a video of kids playing board games. The unforgettable video begins with an aerial view of a less fortunate neighborhood of Kampala. The frame switches to on-the-floor footage with people sharing food and children looking at the camera. Ducks scurvy through piles of street rubbish for food. The setting immediately switches to a celebration with Swae Lee and French Montana dancing with the town.
The boys wave the Uganda flag and celebrate their heritage. French Montana dances with young children to highlight their innocence. The town proudly showcases their traditional dance that involves lower back movements and sand blowing.
Swae Lee wears a leather jacket and yellow jeans. On the other hand, French Montana is wearing a white outfit throughout the music video. The ripped jeans and white tunic top make him stand out in an otherwise vibrant dressing by the locals.
The happiness on the faces of Kampala residents is immeasurable. The video concludes with breathtaking views of Ugandangeography.
Look Around You
Unforgettable forces us to think about our measures of happiness. When a resource-deprived nation, such as Uganda, makes the best of its circumstances, who are we to question our privileged lifestyle? The song makes you wonder what else we take for granted.