Mexican-American singer-songwriter Omar Apollo and American singer and songwriter Kali Uchis have teamed up for a new single, “Bad Life”.
The new song is Apollo’s lead single from his upcoming studio album. Feeatures Kali Uchis, this is the second time the pair has worked together, following the release of “Hey Boy” from his 2020 album Apolonio.
Omar teased the single on TikTok in October. The following day he revealed the cover art on his social media and made the pre-save link available.
Born to Mexican parents, 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.
In 2017, using $30 borrowed from a friend, he uploaded his song “Ugotme” to Spotify, where it was soon playlisted on the platform’s Fresh Finds and racked up 20,000 streams in a day. A year later, the song would cross more than 15 million streams. He released his first EP, Stereo in 2018, which was similarly well received.
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, he 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, 2020.