Omar Apollo Releases New Single “3 Boys” – A Reflection of Growth and Authenticity

Words: Miles Holder

Omar Apollo Tiny Desk performance has been played non-stop in the FAULT Office and now he returns with his latest single “3 Boys” which showcases the singer’s diverse range and growth as an artist. The romantic melody paired with complex vocals delivers a unique sound that sets Omar apart from all his contemporaries and his songwriting reflects the complexities of non-monogamous relationships, marking a departure from his earlier work that centered around unrequited love. If this be a new dawn for RnB…we’re here for it!

“3 Boys” was written during Omar Apollo during his stay in London last December, where he spent most of his time in the studio. Working with Dylan Wiggins, the song was created quickly and flowed organically, highlighting the chemistry between the two artists. Omar’s friend Mustafa also contributed to the songwriting, enhancing the authenticity and personal nature of the lyrics.

Speaking about the creation of “3 Boys,” Omar Apollo says, 

“When I first started writing songs I would often write about unrequited love. Eventually I wrote songs about the complexities that come with a relationship. “3 Boys” was my first time writing about something non-monogamous. Having more than one person to talk to.  I wrote the song on a rainy day in London. I spent most of December there, mostly just because I wanted to get out of America. I ended up going to the studio more than I thought I would. I wrote the song with a friend of mine, Dylan Wiggins. It seemed like we were both in the same mind state for a song like this. The song wrote itself really quickly. I also had my friend Mustafa help me with a few lines after I played it for him.”

IVORY demonstrated Omar Apollo’s ability to cross genre lines and language barriers, as evidenced by the hit single “Evergreen (You Didn’t Deserve Me At All).”

Omar’s music is a blend of R&B, soul, and indie pop, reflecting his diverse musical influences. His style is unique and authentic, embodying his personal experiences and emotions. “3 Boys” is a testament to his growth and evolution as an artist, signaling a promising future ahead.