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Omar Apollo connects with Ruel on “Want U Around”

The singer shared the latest single from his upcoming album Apolonio.

October 12, 2020

Omar Apollo shared his new song "Want U Around" alongside Ruel on Monday. The self-produced track, which follows previously released singles "Kamikaze," "Dos Uno Nueve," and "Stayback," is set to appear on his upcoming album Apolonio, dropping this Friday.

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The funk-laden cut finds both artists lamenting the complexities of over unrequited love. "'Want U Around' is about missing someone who doesn’t feel the same way," Apollo said of the track. "After you try everything and it’s still not enough, you know you should give up on that person— but something holds you back from giving up on the idea of being together one day."

The single and upcoming album release comes on the heels of Apollo's live-stream performance at Prince's famed Paisley Park on October 28, with a forthcoming documentary also featuring behind-the-scenes footage of recording sessions and rehearsals around the late icon's estate. You can buy tickets here and pre-order Apolonio here.

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Listen to "Want U Around" above.

Thumbnail photo: Nate Guenther.

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Omar Apollo connects with Ruel on “Want U Around”