Listen to Omar Apollo’s funky new song Imagine U

The singer and guitarist’s first new music of 2020.

Omar Apollo

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Omar Apollo has released a single, Imagine U, which is the R&B guitarist’s first new material of the year.

In a statement about the song, Apollo talked about the creative process behind it: “I’m all about the feeling when it comes to music. The lyrics and melody came to me so naturally and I feel like free thinking is what’s missing in a lot of music nowadays.

“There’s a guitar part I played that’s pitched up as soon as the song starts that I love and when I first made the song that part was all I had. I was obsessed with it – I kept playing it on loop cause it felt so good to me.”

The single was made alongside Apollo’s frequent collaborator, producer Kenny Beats.

Take a read of our interview with Omar, where we talk to him about his affinity for strats, his bass-centric songwriting process and his jazz inspirations.

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