"Oom Sha La La" has a very different vibe from the other I Need To Start A Garden tracks. Haley Heynderickx told Uncut the story of the song.
"This tune was written in a song challenge and scrapped away in the books for many months. Over a year later I brought it back to the band as sort of a joke and had no idea it could take the form it did. Releasing this song has allowed me to feel simultaneously embarrassed and proud of it."
The I Need To Start A Garden album title is taken from a lyric in this song.
The TV show Cheers was nearly canceled after its first season, but the theme song, "Where Everybody Knows Your Name," was very popular. To satisfy viewer demand, the theme was made into a full song and released as a single.