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JENN CHAMPION O.M.G. (I’m All Over It) gets 7/10

Jenn Champion
O.M.G. (I’m All Over It)

Hardly Art/Inertia

7/10

Are we all feeling a little sentimental? 80s pop culture has had a massive resurgence recently, think Stranger Things & its impeccable soundtrack, the reappearance of aerobics classes on gym timetables, synthesisers turning up in pop music everywhere, global fashion houses sending power-suits down the runway, and ‘edgy’ mullets being the haircut du jour.

Now if you combine all of the above, add some Pat Benatar vibes and Let’s Get Physical dance moves, you have Jenn Champion’s new single all wrapped up. It’s like she’s picked out the best elements of the era and combined them to make a song that is both fresh and nostalgic at once.

Her take on pop is unmistakably indie, but seems influenced by 80s chart toppers, like Jermaine Stewart’s We Don’t Have to Take Our Clothes Off. Showing her self-awareness, the film clip and the artwork for the single also replicate the decade, but despite all of the above, O.M.G. is not just a throwback. Instead, her husky vocals and liberated lyrics ensure the song is quite contemporary.

SHANNON FOX

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