Omar Apollo

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... read moreKnown for his laid-back retro-soul and R&B sound, Omar Apollo first emerged online in 2016, posting songs like "{}[]" and "Brakelights" online. His debut EP, Stereo, arrived in 2018. Born Omar Velasco, Apollo grew up in Hobart, Indiana, where he spent his youth skateboarding and received his first...

Key songs

Unbothered
Omar Apollo
2:05
Ugotme
Omar Apollo
2:07
Erase
Omar Apollo
3:58
Brakelights
Omar Apollo
2:48
Trouble
Omar Apollo
3:23

Key albums

Friends
Friends
2019
Stereo
Stereo
2018

Biography

Active: 2010s
Country Of origin: United States of America

Known for his laid-back retro-soul and R&B sound, Omar Apollo first emerged online in 2016, posting songs like "{}[]" and "Brakelights" online. His debut EP, Stereo, arrived in 2018.

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. ~ Matt Collar~ Rovi

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