OMI releases music video for “As Long As I’m With You”
Known for his global success with hit “Cheerleader (Felix Jaehn Remix),” Jamaican Reggae fusion artist OMI debuts his new single and returns to Miami to shoot his video for “As Long As I’m With You ” with CMC$ via Ultra Records.
This comes as a follow up to his first single release, “Masterpiece,” that came post hiatus withGerman platinum-selling DJ and producer Felix Jaehn, which has already hit 10M+ streams on Spotify and the video that has hit 1.5m+ combined views. OMI drops this brand new single ready to dominate the charts again with Dutch musician, DJ and producer CMC$ (Yael Nahar),who has received Platinum status for his collaboration with DVBBS ft. Gia Koka – “Not Going Home,” which got over 129 million streams, and a Golden record with “Parallel Lines” – another track with Canadian power duo DVBBS. He’s also caught the ears of global powerhouses such as Martin Garrix, Diplo and Steve Aoki.
Staying true to his island inspiration and Jamaican fusion sound, the track opens up with a carefree chant “aye yeah, yeah, yeah,” which leads the listener into OMI’s first verse. Complemented by bright electric guitar picks, bouncy drums, and feel-good drops, the song manifests as an ode to unconditional, playful love. With lyrics such as “we come from different places, but love has so many faces,” OMI describes how much he adores and craves his lover.
The song goes back and forth with OMI’s hook between verses, “we can go all night, my love, as long as I’m with you,” followed by fun background voices chanting the opening “aye yeah,” making for a call-and-response effect that satisfies the ear and creates an intriguing jam. Between OMI’s iconic summer-esque sound, his loving lyrics, and the enticing instrumentals, this song will have you hitting repeat, or perhaps grabbing your lover for an impromptu dance party.
In the video directed by David Rousseau, who’s most notably done visuals for artists such as Ke$ha, Pitbull and Lil Wayne among others, we are greeted with OMI struggling to get his TV to turn on after a long day at work. However, his girlfriend has other plans in mind for the two of them which involves more of a netflix & chill type of night. The opening cuts to scenes of OMI and his girlfriend lounging by the pool enjoying the Miami sun together with a glass of wine and intimate dancing. The video then pans to frames of OMI and his girlfriend recreating iconic scenes from Pretty Woman and Fifty Shades of Grey. Straying from his previous video for “Masterpiece,” which was an ode to beautiful women of every type, “As Long As I’m With You” shows that that he’s committed and only has eyes for one woman. Emphasizing the lyrics of the track, the video stars only OMI and his leading lady to show how they don’t need other people besides one another to have a good time, since they are so in love. The camera pans to frames of OMI dancing at a club with his girlfriend, in the bedroom, and sitting by the fridge enjoying a late night snack together, being more than satisfied with each other’s company.
“I’m so excited to share this track and video today with my fans,” said OMI. “‘As Long As I’m With You’ is all about showing that special someone how much they mean to you and I wanted the music video to reflect that in an honest, sexy and fun way. David Rousseau did an amazing job in bringing my vision to life, and I can’t wait to see the #OMIarmy’s reaction when they hear this song.“