Apollo Clone goes grim, announces bizarre diagnosis, EP update; Preview the new single- I Don’t Sleep


(Photography by Jake Moore @redbellcentral)


(Atlanta, GA) May 1st, 2020 - Chicago native alternative hip hop artist, Apollo Clone announces the debut of his new single “I Don't Sleep." Originally titled Confessions of a Psychopath, Apollo changed the name just before pre-release stating “I wanna let my fellow insomniacs know I feel them on how hopeless it is. Trying to sleep. Let’s test the waters with this one before letting everyone know how crazy I am.” A self-proclaimed pioneer of the Anti-Rap genre, Apollo will be crossing over to the dark side (or even darker side) with the premiere of the upcoming release in tandem with its cryptic Music Video shot in Milledgeville, Georgia’s Central State Mental Asylum, an abandoned facility for treatment of mental illness and developmental disabilities. Available on all digital retail locations, the video released exclusively on Apollo Clone’s Youtube channel on May 1st. The single is the second release from the upcoming EP Am I a Psychopath, which is set for delivery third quarter 2020.  Produced by iconic sad rap beat maker Sarcastic Sounds.

Coming off underground success from the Pills Kill Genius concept album, Apollo Clone has been catapulted into bigger conversations and has wasted little time bringing us this new tearjerker. The Ep’s debut single Dead Dreams, served as a microcosm of the emo-rap genre, while 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. This time around, the 4K I Don’t Sleep music video graphically presents Apollo running amok through dark corners of the mind, questioning sanity, deciphering insanity. The devoid asylum purportedly provides a visual metaphor for mental anguish that keep one’s mind always racing, unable to rest. 

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 attributes his sound to the influences of Lil Peep, Kid Cudi, Linkin Park, & Twenty One Pilots. 

Please get in touch with Apollo Clone at apolloclone123@gmail.com for inquiries, interviews or promo copies of I Don’t Sleep.

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