Omar Apollo drops first Spanish-language song “Frío,” produced by Kenny Beats

Omar Apollo’s new collab with Kenny Beats is a sleek, dembow-influenced pop track.

October 30, 2019
Omar Apollo drops first Spanish-language song “Frío,” produced by Kenny Beats

Omar Apollo has shared “Frío,” his first song sung entirely in Spanish. The song’s sleek, dembow-influenced production points to a change in tone for Apollo’s music, which has largely comprised of indie funk and relaxed soul. Here, Apollo’s emotive vocal is pushed to the fore, sliding perfectly over Kenny Beats’s glacial production. “Frío” follows Apollo’s late night TV debut earlier this year, when he performed “Ashamed” on Late Night with Seth Myers. Listen to “Frío” below, and read our GEN F feature on Omar Apollo here.

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"This was the first song I made fully in Spanish," Apollo said of the song in a press release. "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 tour dates:

November 1 — Las Vegas, NV @ Day N Vegas Festival
November 2 — Oakland, CA @ The New Parish*^
November 3 — Oakland, CA @ The New Parish*^
November 5 — Los Angeles, CA @ The Fonda Theatre*^
November 6 — Los Angeles, CA @ The Fonda Theatre*^
November 7 — San Diego, CA @ The Observatory North Park*^
November 9 — Los Angeles, CA @ Camp Flog Gnaw Carnival
November 10 — Pico Rivera, CA @ Tropicalia Festival
November 12 — El Paso, TX @ The Lowbrow Palace*^
November 14 — Dallas, TX @ Canton Hall*^
November 15 — Austin, TX @ The Mohawk*^
November 16 — Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall*^

November 19 — Paris, France @ Badaboum<
November 21 — Glasgow, UK @ The Blue Arrow Club<
November 22 — Manchester, UK @ Night People<
November 23 — Leeds, UK @ Belgrave Music Hall<
November 25 — Bristol, UK @ Exchange<
November 26 — Brighton, UK @ Green Door Store<
November 27 — London, UK @ Heaven<

December 5 — Chicago, IL @ Concord Music Hall*^
December 6 — Hobart, IN @ Art Theater*^
December 7 — Toronto, ON @ Danforth Music Hall*^
December 10 — Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club^+
December 12 — Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Steel^+
December 13 — Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club^+
December 15 — Atlanta, GA @ Terminal West^+

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

Omar Apollo drops first Spanish-language song “Frío,” produced by Kenny Beats