Mexican-American singer and songwriter Omar Apollo has released his debut studio album, “IVORY.”
Apollo started his career by creating and uploading his songs to the DIY streaming platform SoundCloud. During this time, he worked at Jimmy John’s and Guitar Center and lived in an attic.
Omar Apollo released his first EP, Stereo in 2018, which was similarly well received. In 2018 and 2019 he went on two tours, the “Want Tour” and the “Voyager Tour”. During the 32-date “Voyager Tour” he released his second EP, Friends in April 2019. The EP featured production by rock producer John Shanks, who had previously worked with artists such as Michelle Branch and Melissa Etheridge.
Apollo is managed by Shanks’ son, Dylan, who he met over Twitter in July 2017 when the latter booked Apollo for a university show at NYU. Apollo signed with Artists Without A Label earlier that year and performed at SXSW as part of a showcase with the group.
Omar Apollo went on his first European tour in 2019 as well, and played at Lollapalooza and Tropicália. In late 2019, Apollo released the singles, “Frío” and “Hit Me Up”, both collaborations with producer Kenny Beats.
In April 2020, Apollo released the single “Imagine U”, another collaboration with Kenny Beats. On August 7, Apollo released the lead single “Stayback” from his upcoming debut studio album.
On September 10, Omar Apollo released the second single “Kamikaze”. On September 25, Apollo appeared on alternative R&B Japanese singer Joji’s second album Nectar on the track “High Hopes”. Apollo released “Dos Uno Nueve (219)” and “Want U Around” (featuring Ruel) before releasing his debut studio album Apolonio on October 16.
In 2021, Apollo released the single “Go Away”, including a live performance on The Tonight Show. He later followed up with the single “Bad Life”, featuring Kali Uchis. Apollo was also nominated for two Latin Grammy awards – Record of the Year and Best Alternative Song, both for “Te olvidaste”, his collaboration with Spanish artist C. Tangana.
In February 2022, Apollo released the single “Invincible” featuring Daniel Caesar and “Killing Me” of March 11 as lead singles from “IVORY.”
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