Today, Afro-fusion star Omah Lay releases the pensive video for his new single “i’m a mess.” Watch it HERE. Taken from the rising artist’s newly released debut album, Boy Alone, the melodic track finds him sharing his innermost thoughts about anxiety and loneliness. Stream the Nigerian star’s critically acclaimed Boy Alone HERE via Sire Records.
The visual opens with Omah Lay waking up alone in bed following a house party. The weight of his private musings becomes overwhelming, and the rest of the visual shows the artist kicking out the remaining partygoers so he can ease his mind. The video is also full of solo clips of Omah Lay singing along to the bouncy tune in front of the pool and in a living room.
“I don’t know what’s over me, I’m overthinking everything,” he laments on the chorus, floating over languid, yet infectious production. “At times it feels like nobody can understand the way I feel.” While the production of “i’m a mess” commands the listener to dance, it’s the emotional lyrics and vocal performance that linger. This is Omah Lay at his most vulnerable and unguarded.
“i’m a mess” is just one of many standouts from Omah Lay’s debut album, Boy Alone. The record was preceded by a hot streak of singles that included “Attention” featuring Justin Bieber, “Woman,” and “Understand” — which garnered attention from The New York Times, HYPEBEAST, The FADER, Billboard, NME, and more. In recognition of his talent and hard work, Lay was nominated at the 2022 NAACP Image Awards for “Outstanding International Song.”
Omah Lay has kept a busy schedule in 2022. His Boy Alone world tour, which kicked off in late March, has taken him to Australia, Germany, France, Italy, the U.K., and more. After a sold-out New York headlining show last year, fans anxiously anticipate his recently announced North American tour dates this fall. Omah Lay continues to reach new levels of international visibility and acclaim with Nigerian pop and Afro-fusion. Tracks and videos like “i’m a mess” continue to prove that his global takeover is imminent.