Prior to the massive success of Late Nights: The Album, the outlook for Jeremih’s career was shaky. He’d found reliable success with hit singles like “Birthday Sex” or “Down on Me,” but he had yet to turn those sparks into the sustained fire of a strong, cohesive album. Add on to that pressure the fact that “Don’t Tell ‘Em,” the lead single off of Late Nights, came out almost two years before the album, and the success of his following singles is that much more exciting.
Out of all the tracks on Late Nights, the breezy “Oui” has made the biggest impact. From climbing the Billboard charts to soundtracking Apple Music’s Alison Brie and Jamie Lanister makeout session, Jeremih’s beautiful misunderstanding of the French language is everywhere. From the escalating ad-libs to the song’s bouncy swing, “Oui” is a spectacular song, but just one of the many standouts off of one of the better albums of 2015.