“A triple threat of an artist with plenty to offer” Pitchfork
“Apollo’s music can fit into a lot of different boxes but the DIY spirit is an essential element in his vibe” Pigeons & Planes
“The 20-year-old Mexican-American artist’s searing falsetto will hit you right in the breakup feels” Remezcla
Introducing fast-rising talent Omar Apollo with his new single ‘Ashamed’, listen HERE. The track featured on Zane Lowe’s ‘World Record’ on Beats 1 overnight and runs alongside his recent Pitchfork Rising interview.
A 21-year-old first-generation Mexican-American singer from Indiana, the diversity of Omar’s influences across jazz, R&B, funk, alternative, soul and pop music set his music apart.
He spent most of his junior and senior year at high school working at his local McDonald’s and deep diving on SoundCloud. It was during these years that Omar saved enough money for a laptop to make music and discovered artists like The Internet, Daniel Caesar and Smino. That, together with the influences of artists such as Pedro Infante, Vicente Fernández and Estela Núñez shared by his mother and father, helped craft his own unique sound and upload his first track online.
Though his parents immigrated to the US to give him the opportunity to go to college, Omar knew he was meant to make music and his debut EP solidified that belief. Consisting of songs in both English and Spanish, Stereo received critical acclaim from the likes of the FADER, Pigeons & Planes, Complex and more.
Omar Apollo is set to take to the stage on a run of headline shows across the US and Europe next month, playing 32 dates across the US with support from ROLE Model and Ambar Lucid, including a showcase at SXSW. Check out full tour dates here.