Having already spent time on the road with scene-leaders Clairo and Omar Apollo, Nashville’s Dreamer Boy is making waves with his fun bops inspired by puppy dogs, romance and daydreams. It’s all very warm and reassuring, in a coming-of-age, friends-for-life, everyone-goes-through-stuff kinda way. Currently working on the follow-up to his 2018 debut album ‘Love, Nostalgia’, he’s an exciting prospect for the year ahead.
Twenty-one-year-old revelation Omar Apollo just dropped his second single of 2019, following “Trouble” released in January. “Ashamed” showcases Omar’s songwriting and soul chops, thanks to a funky vamp featuring wah-wah guitar melodies and some Prince-meets-Parliament falsetto harmonies. The chorus is pure seduction, and will have you hooked.
If you haven’t met him yet, get acquainted: Omar Apollo is the homemade musical prodigy serenading listeners with swift Spanglish lyrics sure to melt hearts. Taking over Soundcloud, then Spotify, then Apple Music, Apollo has high-speed Internet to thank for his millions of streams and wide-reaching fanbase. Producing beats and recording vocals out of his home in Indiana, the musician’s success epitomizes the sort of democratization of media that the digital plane has granted to audiences and artists alike. The first generation Mexican-American artist represents a new generation of music.
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