Heart – [Omar Apollo]

Indiana-based songwriter and rising talent Omar Apollo has returned this week with a new single. It feels like every time Apollo drops something, listeners get a glimpse at a slightly different side of him and “Heart” is no exception. While staying true to the soulful, daydreamy mood of his previous releases, “Heart” gives off an even more ambient vibe. Apollo’s smoothness is the driving force on this track, backed by a slow-churning beat and muffled guitar strums as his vocals land delicately. Singing in both English and Spanish, he professes his love in both languages while packing his words into atmospheric melodies that fill up the empty space. But his feelings of yearning for someone’s presence come through most clearly when he’s not even using words, instead expressing emotion through high-pitched coos. Apollo had a breakout year and has gained international attention off the individual songs on his Soundcloud. With that said, his consistently solid releases continue to build more anticipation around a debut project bound to surface soon.