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Omar Apollo shares new video to accompany latest song ‘Ice Slippin

The visualiser is his second collab with filmmaking duo rubberband.

Photo: Bethany Vargas

Omar Apollo has shared details of a forthcoming new EP, ‘Live For Me’, which is slated for release on 6th October via Warner Records. The news is accompanied by the project’s first single, ‘Ice Slippin’, which Omar teased earlier this week via three ice sculptures placed in London, Los Angeles, and New York.

Of the new track, he has said: “‘Ice Slippin’ is about reliving the thoughts I had passing through my mind the winter I came out to my family. Receiving cold judgement as opposed to the acceptance I felt I deserved. This song is a reflection and reaction of all the emotions I had to face before and after I decided to leave the icy streets of Indiana.”

Today (1st September), Omar has also revealed a new music video for ‘Ice Slippin’, directed by acclaimed filmmaking duo and his previous collaborators, rubberband. This collaboration with Omar was in pursuit of expanding the final millisecond of one’s life”, they have shared. “In this case, Omar spoke about the moment of his near fatal accident on the way to come out to his family on the black iced roads of Indiana. We wanted the video to be an object that reflected the many different physical pieces of what it means to be a human and what it would take, in the realm of magical realism, to rebuild a human soul.”

Watch the official video for ‘Ice Slippin’ below:

‘Live For Me’ will act as the follow up to Omar’s acclaimed debut album ‘IVORY’, which was released last year, as well as February’s single ‘3 Boys’. Omar will play a couple of special live shows this autumn, including a co-headline show at Madison Square Garden with Daniel Caesar:

SEPTEMBER
23 Las Vegas, NV, Life is Beautiful Festival

OCTOBER

17 New York, NY, Madison Square Garden

Read more about Omar Apollo in our April 2022 In Deep digital cover interview.

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