Music: OMI's 'Hula Hoop' is the Same as 'Cheerleader'
OMI dropped his new single 'Hula Hoop,' and it may as well be a carbon copy of 'Cheerleader.'
'Cheerleader' skyrocketed in fame worldwide, but we can't ignore the fact that OMI's latest song has a similar riff for the verses and trumpets.
The lyrics are different, but the structure of his verses are exactly the same, and the flow of his words are barely distinguishable.
The chorus is the only real difference worth mentioning here in the tropical single, and if you want to listen to 'Hula Hoop' or 'Cheerleader,' it's just a matter of which chorus you like more - not exactly a glowing recommendation.
What's most distressing is OMI's song isn't the same as his original version of 'Cheerleader.' You know, that version that wasn't popular at all?
'Hula Hoop' takes from the Felix Jaehn edit that turned the song into a massive hit, and it's disappointing that OMI tried to mirror his success with the same tired effort.
He could have showed us more of the musical talent he had to offer, something new, fresh and exciting.
Artists evolve, they change from flat rap and hip-hop to the auto-tuned moans of a broken heart (Kanye West), and they go from country artist to pop superstar (Taylor Swift).
Artists could perfect the same formula if they really want to, and OMI could have success for years to come. It's too early to say, but with the evidence at hand, two 'Cheerleaders' may be one too many.