Apollo Clone goes dark, blends genres; Announces new single- I'll See You Around
(Chicago, IL) August 21st, 2020 - Chicago native Alternative Hip-Hop artist Apollo Clone announces the debut of his new single “I'll See You Around". Commencing a hybrid style of Sad-Pop, this track poignantly showcases the cheat-or-be-cheated-on nature perpetuated by deception amid incompatible lovers. When neither accepts their duplicity, both seek consolation via hidden romance. A self-proclaimed pioneer of the Anti-Rap genre, Apollo is crossing over to the dark side (or even darker side)
Coming off underground success from the Pills Kill Genius concept album, Apollo Clone has been catapulted into bigger conversations while wasting little time bringing us this new tearjerker. The latest project Am I A Psychopath debuted with the macabre-laced single Dead Dreams, which served as a microcosm of the emo-rap genre, showcasing conscious bars and authenticity in its behind-the-scenes look at real world artists’ desperate struggle not to fall victims to the rat race statistics. We heard Apollo audaciously compare surrender to suicide as he ardently described watching his peers one by one give up on themselves. Racking in thousands of streams just after inception, Dead Dreams caught the attention of playlist curators and influencers across the globe. Delivered next was I Don’t Sleep, with its music video graphically presenting Apollo running amok through dark corners of the mind, questioning sanity, deciphering insanity. Filming took place at Milledgeville, Georgia’s Central State Hospital, purportedly providing a visual metaphor for mental anguish that keep one’s mind always racing, unable to rest.
Most recently, the visual companion piece for Nauseous presents the anguished rapper escaping from a mental institution and sprinting through the woods in a strait jacket, desperately attempting to shadow (or perhaps serenade) a previous lover. Ambiguity is prevalent as Apollo once again displays blatant disregard for the reception and sensitivity of the listener, vehemently touching upon the struggles that ensconce and provide substance for the underground hip hop world.
Rising to the scene in 2019, Apollo Clone patented the philosophy he preaches through art- to “embrace the outcast.” He credits his sound as having been cultivated from lean years of falling victim to the belief that being different and not following the norm was a bad thing. Harvesting those insecurities and strange idiosyncrasies, he began to exploit them through music, overcoming feelings of persecution from friends, family, and the standard patterns of society. Am I a Psychopath brings vibes emanating a compelling, lo-fi, emotional portrayal infused with spacey alternative twists atop some live instrumentation. Apollo has listed Lil Peep, Kid Cudi & Linkin Park as influences.
Get in touch with Apollo Clone at email@example.com for inquiries, interviews or promo copies of I'll See You Around.