Omar Apollo has dropped his new single “Dos Uno Nueve,” meaning 219 and named after after the area code of his home state of Indiana, is the singer’s fresh take on a classic Mexican corrido, with Apollo singing about his past hardships, his newfound success, and the growth yet to come. He performed the track live for the first time with Regional Mexican collective Yellow Room Music and members of the Los Angeles Philharmonic last week at Solidarity For Sanctuary, a festival in celebration of Selena, the Queen of Tejano music, meant to draw attention to the importance of voting, immigrant rights, and Black and Brown solidarity.
Omar Apollo on “Dos Uno Nueve” (219):
“”219″ is where I’m from and it will always have a place in my heart. Growing up, I dealt with a lot of obstacles that shaped my personality. My life is constantly changing; and as I’m adjusting to this new lifestyle of traveling, meeting people, and making music for a living, I’ll always love coming home to Indiana.”
Last year, saw Apollo release his second EP Friends, he had two headlining North American tours which included stops at Tyler, The Creator’s Camp Flog Gnaw Carnival and Tropicalía Festival. He was also part of YouTube’s Foundry International artist development program, with past alumni including Cuco, ROSALÍA, Gunna, Chloe X Halle, and Dua Lipa. In late 2019, he released a pair of singles with Kenny Beats – “Frio” and “Hit Me Up” – the former showcasing Spanish lyrics and playing off of Dembow music, the latter of which featured Dominic Fike. More recently, he released “Imagine U” which was also co-produced by Kenny Beats.
Recently, Apollo shared the single “Dos Uno Nueve,” which followed Apollo’s previous single “Kamikaze” and the self-written and self-produced “Stayback,” which and which received a remix featuring Parliament-Funkadelic’s Bootsy Collins.