Frio – [Omar Apollo]
With a year marked by the release of his ‘Friends’ project, multiple headlining tours, and performances at some of the largest music festivals, Omar Apollo’s trajectory only seems to heighten with time. The Indiana native’s growth doesn’t only reflect in his career, but in his music too, as he has proven himself as an artist who’s not content with sticking to one specific sound throughout his music. Today, Apollo experiments with his sound even further, teaming up with Kenny Beats for a new song titled “Frio”. While most of Apollo’s music so far has stayed true to the indie/alternative outfit that he’s crafted since he first started releasing music, there’s undoubtedly always been an emphasis on making music that you can also dance to. “Frio” fully encompasses that danceable quality of Apollo’s songwriting, drawing heavily upon reggaeton rhythms that characterize the bulk of its production. On top of the hip-winding beat, Apollo’s alluring vocals become the focal point, drawing a listener in with dramatic passion and harmony. “Frio” marks a detour from Apollo’s usual style, albeit not a surprising one, and he fully embodies the seductive mood of the track in a way that maintains authenticity.