Omar Apollo's "Less of You" Is a Wistful, Disco-Tinged Departure


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Alongside the announcement of a worldwide tour, Omar Apollo drops “Less of You,” a disco departure from what we’ve typically heard from him and a bold declaration of artistic renaissance.

“Less of You,” the third single leading us into a new era for Apollo, is a gut-wrenching plea to prolong an inevitable ending, disguised within an ‘80s-esque synth bass. The track was born from Apollo recounting a wretched heartbreak and the few months he isolated himself in London to process it, which lent to his sophomore project God Said No, due June 28.

An empowering shift in perspective, God Said No is the alchemy of suffering happening for you. It encompasses surrender, the freedom of accepting “it is what it is.” A follow-up from his Grammy-nominated debut, Apollo is no longer who he was when he last built a body of work, equipped with soul-shifting life experiences and deep enrichment. This project is meant to introduce us to who he becomes on the other side of worldwide fame and emotional wreckage, and he doesn’t seem to be holding much back.

With the North American leg of his world tour kicking off in his home state of Indiana, Apollo has made a humble vow to never stray from the truth of his roots. Everything he does is in devotion not only to the fans who have ridden since day one but to little Omar in Indiana who wasn’t sure he could be who he truly was. Millions of streams and a Grammy nomination later, Apollo couldn’t be more himself, and that’s exactly what makes him a star.

Listen to "Less of You" below:

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