Omar Apollo shares new song ‘Want U Around’ featuring Ruel, debut project Apolonio out this Friday Oct 16

October 13, 2020

Ahead of the release of Apolonio this Friday, Omar Apollo is sharing a new song from the project. ‘Want U Around’ featuring Ruel is out now. Listen to it HERE.

The track follows the previously-released singles ‘Kamikaze‘, ‘Dos Uno Nueve‘, titled 219 after his area code in his home state of Indiana, and the self-written and self-produced ‘Stayback‘ which The FADER called “his downright funkiest work to date.”

Speaking on ‘Want U Around’, Apollo says: “‘Want U Around’ is about missing someone who doesn’t feel the same way. After you try everything and it’s still not enough, you know you should give up on that person— but something holds you back from giving up on the idea of being together one day.

Apolonio features guest appearances by Kali Uchis and the aforementioned Ruel alongside production collaborations with Albert Hammond Jr, Mk.geeDJ Dahi, and Michael Uzowuru. The project is the follow-up to his 2019 EP Friends, which NPR called “a funky, fresh collection of straight jams.

‘Want U Around’ also arrives ahead of Apollo’s one-of-a-kind concert documentary, live from Prince’s Paisley Park. Airing October 28th, the documentary will feature behind-the-scenes footage of Apollo and his band as they record and rehearse around the legendary estate alongside their performance live from the Park. Tickets are on sale here.

Want U Around‘ featuring Ruel is out now, buy/stream it here.

APOLONIO
Out Oct 16, pre-order here.

TRACKLIST
I’m Amazing
Kamikaze
Want U Around (feat. Ruel)
Stayback
Hey Boy (feat. Kali Uchis)
Dos Uno Nueve (219)
Useless
Bi Fren
The Two Of Us

LOVE FOR OMAR APOLLO

“Sleek, soulful, heartache-infused love songs”
NPR 

“Omar Apollo is the R&B Heartthrob who rocks full skirts and his heart on his sleeve”
Vogue

“A triple threat of an artist with plenty to offer”
Pitchfork

“Lovelorn songs that reconcile the sultry sounds of D’Angelo, Prince, and Frank Ocean with Mexican soul and traditional corridos” 
Rolling Stone

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