Biography
Known for his laid-back retro-soul and R&B sound, Omar Apollo first emerged online in 2016, posting songs like "[]" and "Brakelights." His first EP, Stereo, appeared in 2018, with his full-length debut, Apolonio, arriving in 2020.

Born Omar Velasco, Apollo grew up in Hobart, Indiana, where he spent his youth skateboarding and received his first guitar at age 12 as a gift from his parents. An uncle visiting from Mexico offered early guidance on the instrument, as did a steady diet of instructional YouTube videos. By high school, Apollo was recording his own songs, working at home on his laptop.

After dropping out of college in 2015, he dedicated himself full-time to music, drawing upon an eclectic mix of influences including David Bowie, D'Angelo, Cuco Sánchez, and others. He began posting tracks online, some of which, like "[]" and "Brakelights," went viral. Buoyed by the attention, he started booking shows, playing around Bloomington, Indianapolis, and Chicago. In 2018, he released his debut EP, Stereo, which featured songs sung in English and Spanish. Included on the album were the singles "Ugotme" and "Erase." A second EP, Friends, appeared the following year, as did the collaborative single "Hit Me Up" with Dominic Fike and Kenny Beats. Apollo's first outing of 2020 was the sunny "Imagine U." "Stayback" and "Kamikaze" arrived later that year, both of which appeared on his debut full-length effort, Apolonio. ~ Matt Collar, Rovi




 
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Omar Apollo - Bad Life feat. Kali Uchis (Official Music Video)
Omar Apollo - Go Away (Official Music Video)
Omar Apollo - Kamikaze (Official Music Video)
Omar Apollo - Want U Around feat. Ruel (Official Audio)
Omar Apollo - Ashamed [Official Lyric/Music Video]
omar apollo - ugotme
Omar Apollo - Erase
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