Omar Apollo has shared a heartfelt new ballad titled “Ice Slippin,” inspired by his coming out to his family. Listen to the theme below.
Co-produced with Teo Halm, ‘Ice Slippin’ is as much about heartbreak as it is rejection. The song is the lead single from Apollo’s upcoming EP ‘Live For Me’, which he says will contain songs that are “very close” to him.
Directed by the Rubberband, the same duo who directed the video for their hit ‘Evergreen (You didn’t Deserve Me At All)’, the lyric videos for ‘Ice Slippin’ feature on the artwork of ‘Live For Me’, a portrait of the singer performed by Doron Langberg.
According to a press release, Apollo said, “’Ice Slippin’ is about bringing the thoughts that were running through my head the winter I came out to my family. reflecting and responding to all the emotions I had to deal with before and after deciding to leave the icy streets of Indiana.”
To promote the release of the song, Apollo erected four ice sculptures of himself in London, New York and Los Angeles. I instagram some sneak peeks of the official video for “Ice Slippin,” which will be released next week.
Apollo’s EP “Live For Me” is out on October 6th and can be pre-ordered here. The project will follow his 2022 debut LP “Ivory”. In a four-star review of the album, NME shared the following: “Enter the long-awaited ‘Ivory’ – a collection of happy, soulful songs that rage because you’re the only one who are truly awake and alive. another sleepy world.”
They add: “The all-encompassing approach is evident in ‘Ivory’: the arrangements are always lush and layered, and Apollo’s pleas for confusion, unresolved eruptions and disappointments often develop into stunning, high-quality hits.” -R&B”. The time was clearly well spent.”