Chartbusters commonly assume't get honoured with the prestigious excellent gramophone -- Grammy awards. This confine true for "Cheerleader" as well, that reigned on the music table for weeks.
Asked about the snub, Omi hee-haw and told IANS over phone from Mumbai: "Honours and accolades are good. And by right, if somebody is worthy an award, should get it, but numbers speak for themselves... what you would rather have? These numbers can show in your bank account."
Did he feel the pressure to deliver another successful number after the prodigy clash "Cheerleader"?
"No. I would never try to write a clash sonnet. I don't know how to write a hit hymn... whether the canzonet will be a flop or how fans will receive it... I don't settle to constrain myself.
"That's not my thrust. My stab as a lyrist is to be creative and exact my art in the moving I wit how to," he above-mentioned.
So what inspires him to inscribe songs?
"I harken to other artistes... their descant. There are so many separate inspirations you can get... musically and lyrically. I observe the lives of other people because I can only abide so much. That is kind of my formula," he aforesaid.
He doesn't "necessarily" follow a specifying artiste but he essay he has a "compilation of (songs of) artistes that I really examine up to and esteem".
In fact, the singer, who had joined forces with talents like Shaggy and Taylor Swift, enjoys cooperate with other artistes as he feels their command give "another perspective" to the songs.
He also worked with German DJ Felix Jaehn on "Cheerleader", which originally released in 2012. It was the remixed transformation that became so great in different countries, including India.
Is it more advantageous to have a remake rather than an original?
"The origin will always be the original. There wouldn't be the birth of remixes if there weren't originals. So leod have to give respect to the new. However, chime is œcumenical and if elements are added which add value and overreach to the canzonet, then we shouldn't prevent it. I am very happy with the input of Felix," aforesaid Omi.
Is he open to doing more versions of "Cheerleader"?
"Of course. If there is another element to be added which will make the canzonet better or have a greater reach, then why not?"
And it transform out that filmmaker Shekhar Kapur and actress-singer Suchitra Krishnamoorthi's daughter Kaveri Kapur will produce a conceal version of "Cheerleader" -- a division that was made when Omi visited India last month for his debut several-metropolitan tour, which was organised by Delhi-supported adventure management fit White Fox India.
"We (nation in Jamaica) have a lot of Indian populate flowing in our country, so we have an know (of the culture) but to come here, it's an honour," he pret. quoth.
He didn't articulate much about his inferior album, but said: "Yes, most definitely (I will cooperate with artistes). I Mr.'t want to give away anything until it's confirmed. I am almost certain that there will be a collaboration on the album and then there are others that will be released as singles.