OMI has had the No. 1 single in the country for six non-consecutive weeks this summer with the reagge pop smash "Cheerleader," but it seemed as though the Jamaican singer had no follow-up lined up. That all changed today (Aug. 28) when he dropped the similarly sunny, love single "Hula Hoop."
Like plenty of follow-up tracks to surprise hit singles, "Hula Hoop" follows very much in the footsteps of "Cheerleader," with blasts of horns, upbeat happiness in every single second and plenty of steel drums, just in case you forgot for a second that this music comes from the beach-filled islands.
The happy-go-lucky song takes on a similar lyrical theme of "Cheerleader," which is to say that OMI has found love and he's really excited about his new girlfriend.
The way you move your hips / And lick your lips / The way you dip / You got me up so high / And girl you got that body / With them curves like a Bugatti / I just wanna drive," OMI sings in the pre-chorus, before declaring this his girl's love winds him up like a, what else, "Hula Hoop."
For fans of "Cheerleader," "Hula Hoop" is an undeniable fun-filled follow-up; it's the sort of song that it's impossible to be sad while listening to. However, as the summer dies down and people pack away the bikinis and steel drums for hoodies and apple cider, it will be interesting to see if OMI's music translates off-season.