Loell Bergen, better known online as OMFG or Alex Savage, is a Canadian YouTube musician who makes Electronic/EDM music, most well known for his song, "Hello", gaining over 195 million views on the MrSuicideSheep music distribution channel.
He has gone through some controversy.
OMFG's first track, released in November, 2014, on Soundcloud, named "Hello", almost immediately sparked interests from the EDM community.
Two months later, OMFG pitched the track to the channel MrSuicideSheep, where it blew up. Starting a relationship which ended with OMFG pulling multiple tracks from the channel (including Hello) for alleged copyright. This Facebook post was written at the time by Mr Suicide Sheep.
Apart from the controversy surrounding MrSuicideSheep, when he first released music to OMFG, many questioned his identify. At first, he used attractive pictures from a girl named Kylee Boettcher to gain publicity, since not that many female producers exist in comparison to males, and for the longest time pretended to be female, even publishing a Q&A with Kylee in front of the camera (which has now been deleted and reuploaded). A website called omfg.exposed was created that was passed around quite a lot, exposing him as Loell as well as bringing his controversial past to light.
Once Alex revealed who he was, he later mentioned when asked about the whole situation that Kylee Boettcher was hired by Alex as an experiment, though we don't know how true this statement is. He wanted to see what would happen if he was the only girl who made this kind of music, as he didn't know anyone else who fit those qualifications and actually existed. Everything went well until he told her that after she graduated high school, she needed to send him one selfie per day for social media. Remember, she was being paid over $100,000 a year. She didn't agree, and the whole OMFG relationship between the two slowly started to descend, especially when she took over the snapchat and instagram as a personal social media outlook. Eventually, he fired her, removed any trace of her on anything OMFG related, and revealed who he was.
He still likes her and they are allegedly both still friends, she is just no longer a cover for OMFG.
OMFG currently has 16 tracks (listed by date of release):
- Hello (2014)
- I Love You (2015)
- Yeah (2015)
- Ok (2015)
- Ice Cream (2015)
- Mashed Potatoes (2015)
- Wonderful (2015)
- Stardust (2015)
- Jelly (2016)
- Everybody (2016)
- Nope (2017)
- Pancakes (2017)
- Hippo (2017)
- Dying (2017)
- Peanut Butter (2018)
- Meant for You (2018)
Alex, when starting out as a music producer in the early days of YouTube (Specifically 2009), posted music on a channel named FedUpVideo, which is known for two songs, Windows XP Song and Benefits (Reuploaded here and here , respectively). Since 2016, the channel has been terminated for impersonation, hinting at the idea that Alex doesn't need the channel anymore.
The Windows XP Song on FedUpVideo was known due to the various Microsoft Windows remixes that occurred during 2008 through 2010. Benefits was recognized thanks to the now gone conspiracy website omfg.exposed because of the similarities between the main leads in Benefits and Alex's first OMFG song Hello.
The omfg.exposed website used to redirect to a YouTube video by Vsauce named, "What Is The Greatest Honor?" but it now redirects to another Vsauce video called "if ". The original omfg.exposed website is now gone as it's been taken down, but you can access an archive of it on archive.is.
- OMFG Trash is Alex's official secondary account, albeit on SoundCloud rather than YouTube. The account is mainly used to upload W.I.P. (Work in Progress) songs and new ideas.
- OMFG owns two chrome-wrapped vehicles, as seen several times on his SnapChat.
- The track Stardust is listed as released in 2016 but it was technically released in 2015, just at the end of the year.
- The track is also composed of mostly presets from Sytrus, as stated by Alex in his reveal stream .
- The track Pancakes uses a melody from one of OMFG's older songs Chocolate Chip Pancakes.
- A community of music producers has formed over making fun of OMFG's style and past.