“Frio” Omar Apollo

"Frío" by Omar Apollo is Northern Transmissions' 'Song of the Day.' produced by Omar and Kenny Beats
"Frío" by Omar Apollo

Omar Apollo recently dropped the song “Frío,” produced by Omar himself and Kenny Beats. Although the Mexican-American artist has sung in Spanish before, the new track is the first entirely in his native language and the first specifically steeped in Latin culture.

Omar Apollo will play shows in Chicago, Toronto, and New York, with stops at Tyler, The Creator’s Camp Flog Gnaw Carnival and Tropicalía Festival, before closing out the year on December 15th in Atlanta. He will be joined by Dijon, Silver Sphere, Alexander and Shay Lia on select dates. Tickets are available here.

Omar Apollo on “Frio:”

“This was the first song I made fully in Spanish. I was in my hometown for my brother’s wedding, and I was at the attic where I used to live with six other people and where I used to record all of my early music. I was with my bassist Manny and my homie Tony and we just started making beats like we did back in the day. I got the verse and hook and then we stopped. Once I was back in LA I brought it to my homie Kenny Beats. The song is about not wanting to repeat the same cycle of emotions- but also about being stuck in that cycle too. Coming in and out of the cycle of a relationship.”

Omar Apollo

11/1 – Las Vegas, NV @ Day N Vegas Festival
11/2 – Oakland, CA @ The New Parish*^
11/3 – Oakland, CA @ The New Parish*^
11/5 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Fonda Theatre*^
11/6 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Fonda Theatre*^
11/7 – San Diego, CA @ The Observatory North Park*^
11/9 – Los Angeles, CA @ Camp Flog Gnaw Carnival
11/10 – Pico Rivera, CA @ Tropicalia Festival
11/12 – El Paso, TX @ The Lowbrow Palace*^
11/14 – Dallas, TX @ Canton Hall*^
11/15 – Austin, TX @ The Mohawk*^
11/16 – Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall*^
11/19 – Paris, France @ Badaboum<
11/21 – Glasgow, UK @ The Blue Arrow Club<
11/22 – Manchester, UK @ Night People<
11/23 – Leeds, UK @ Belgrave Music Hall<
11/25 – Bristol, UK @ Exchange<
11/26 – Brighton, UK @ Green Door Store<
11/27 – London, UK @ Heaven<
12/5 – Chicago, IL @ Concord Music Hall*^
12/6 – Hobart, IN @ Art Theater*^
12/7 – Toronto, ON @ Danforth Music Hall*^
12/10 – Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club^+
12/12 – Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Steel^+
12/13 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club^+
12/15 – Atlanta, GA @ Terminal West^+

* = w/ Dijon
^ = w/ Silver Sphere
+ = w/ Alexander
< = w/ Shay Lia