Omar Apollo gets deep in his feelings on “Killing Me”

Omar Apollo gets deep in his feelings on “Killing Me”


Photo by Gustavo Garcia-Villa.


 

Omar Apollo is nearing the end of a busy release cycle for his sophomore LP. IVORY drops April 8 via Warner Records and boasts a tracklist nearly twice as long as any of the Mexican-American crooner’s previous projects. He began offering up bits of the album last July, sharing its first single, “Go Away.” In the months since, he’s followed it with “Bad Life,” featuring Kali Uchis, and “Invincible,” featuring Daniel Caesar. Now, he’s shared “Killing Me,” another solo cut from the record and its moodiest track yet.

The new song opens with a moaning guitar lick that dissolves into silky jazz chords over a boom-bap beat as Omar enters, singing first in English and then in Spanish about a love that is literally killing him. Watch the lyric video, and view Apollo’s upcoming tour dates, below.

4/5 – Portland, OR – Crystal Ballroom*
4/6 – Vancouver, BC – Commodore Ballroom*
4/7 – Seattle, WA – The Showbox*
4/9 – Eugene, OR – McDonald Theatre*
4/10 – Chico, CA – Senator Theatre*
4/12 – Sacramento, CA – Ace of Spades*
4/13 – San Francisco, CA – Warfield Theatre*
4/15 – Indio, CA – Coachella
4/19 – Las Vegas, NV – Brooklyn Bowl*
4/20 – Santa Cruz, CA – The Catalyst*
4/22 – Indio, CA – Coachella
4/29 – Los Angeles, CA – The Shrine*
4/30 – Phoenix, AZ – The Van Buren*
5/1 – Santa Fe, NM – Meow Wolf*
5/3 – Denver, CO – The Ogden*
5/5 – Chicago, IL – Riviera Theatre*
5/7 – Columbus, OH – Newport Music Hall*
5/8 – Detroit, MI – The Majestic*
5/10 – Philadelphia, PA – Theatre of Living Arts*
5/11 – Boston, MA – Big Night Live*
5/12 – New York, NY – Terminal 5*
5/14 – Washington, DC – 9:30 Club*
5/17 – Atlanta, GA – Variety Playhouse*
5/19 – Austin, TX – Emo’s*
5/20 – Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall*
5/21 – Oklahoma City, OK – Tower Theatre
5/22 – Dallas, TX – House of Blues*
5/24 – New Orleans, LA – Republic*
5/26 – Miami, FL – Space Park*
5/27 – Orlando, FL – House of Blues*
5/31 – Mexico City, MX – Auditorio BB

6/14 – Madrid, ES – BUT
6/15 – Barcelona, ES – Sala Apolo
6/16 – London, UK – KOKO

* = w/ Deb Never