Omri Kash shares on new single, “Bad Advice”

Omri Kash releases his latest single, “Bad Advice”

Omri Kash, the London, ON-based Israeli-Canadian singer and producer has shared his latest single, “Bad Advice”, which follows his previous single, “What I Do“.

With his catalogue gradually expanding, Omri aims to upgrade his status from undiscovered bedroom producer to full-time artist.

Copious amounts of Steely Dan, Anderson .Paak and Lauryn Hill led Omri to the piano, which spawned the original demo for “Bad Advice.” The chorus lyrics (“F*** what you think, I’m fine”) began as nonsensical riffing but evoked a concept that became the core of the song: the naivety of youth and its desire to learn through trial. It also notes the irony of receiving advice from people who have also made poor decisions in their youth yet desired the freedom to do so.

With several singles set to release this year and plans to debut his first music video in July, Omri Kash is prepared to make 2022 a landmark year for his career.

Listen to “Bad Advice” below, and find out more about Omri Kash via our mini-interview.

First off, care to introduce yourself to our readers?

My name is Omri Kash, I’m an Israeli-Canadian singer and producer based in London, Ontario. My style is rooted in 70s and 80s pop, r&b and funk with a little hint of hip-hop. Stevie Wonder is my musical hero alongside Prince, Michael Jackson, and D’Angelo. My friends often compare me to Bruno Mars which is flattering but also acutely wrong (he’s 5’5 and I’m 5’7). I’m humbled to be featured on Canadian Beats and I hope you readers find entertainment in my absurdities.

You have unveiled your new single, “Bad Advice”, what can you tell us about the writing process behind the single?

Bad Advice was a weird song to write. It started with the chorus piano which, for some reason, reminded me of Lauryn Hill. Then I figured I might as well lean into that vibe with some 90’s boom-bap style drums. The beat quickly evoked a melody which I promptly recorded with nonsensical lyrics to ensure I didn’t forget that melody. The lyric, “F*** what you think, I’m fine” originally meant nothing substantial but eventually became the crutch of the song. I showed my co-producer/mix engineer/homie Oliver Presta the demo and he decided to flesh the chorus out. Then we went on to expand on the existing lyrical premise and form the final arrangement.

Where do you tend to pull inspiration from when writing?

Most of the time, I’ll hear an expertly produced song with a flawless arrangement and performance(Michael Jackson’s “Off the Wall” for example) and lose my mind. It gets me so excited. I’ll subsequently go home, start a beat, create a demo arrangement, and then the inevitable disappointment seeps in. “I’m no Quincy Jones!” I’ll exclaim. But sometimes, maybe one in every 40 demos, there is no disappointment – a true banger has been born.

You are set to debut your first music video in July, can you tell us more about that?

The music video will be for the upcoming single that I have not yet announced. I won’t say too much at this time but it’s going to be my first song to feature a guest artist. We’re likely to film the video in Toronto but that decision hasn’t been finalized. Other than that, the song is a major slapper and I’m intensely excited to reveal it.

What else can we expect from you in 2022?

I have several finished singles lined up for release and a collaborative EP in the works that should (hopefully) all come out in the latter half of 2022. Another thing I’ve been doing is video comedy skits. I can’t really tell how funny I am so I’m just aiming to not be cringe-worthy. At this point in my career, I’m really just experimenting with various forms of content to find out what sticks so make sure to stay tuned with me! You won’t regret it… yet.

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