Updated: May 5
Beginning with a simple electric guitar, ‘Invincible’ by Omar Apollo featuring Daniel Caesar soon bursts with color. The song pairs with apollos announcement of upcoming album ‘ivory,’ set up to release on April 8th. The album will feature previously released tracks, ‘go away' and ‘bad life.’
Apollo has continuously been on the rise, earning recognition and praise with previous record, Apolonio. He has proven himself to be a pure force, pushing forward in the industry with a unique genre-bending sound.
‘Invincible’ opens up with Daniel Caesar’s haunting falsetto, longing for an answer to the question, “If I were to go / Tell me would you notice me?” The song goes on to fit a tender yet desperate narrative as Caesar paired with Apollo continues in the pre-chorus, “Drip, drip, drip with the cold IV / Out of consciousness if I ever slip it / And I woke up in an ambulance.” The emotionally charged line soon follows with another heartbreaking go of Caesar asking the question, “If I were to go / Tell me would you notice me”
Switching to Omar’s vocals, we hear his lush voice paired with a beat worth bouncing to. The song begins to explore sexuality and deep longing with the lines, “64 hours since my baby spoke to me / He kissed me now I love his dopamine” A poetic testament to the highs and lows of a relationship on the brink.
Halfway through the second verse, Apollo highlights his rapping abilities with a switch from angelic vocals to a Hip-Hop sound, fully realized with the heavy percussion and Apollo’s crisp articulation of pure desire.
The song ruminates the notions of love and death, exploring sexuality and desire on the way. With divine falsettos and dance-worthy beats, Invincible gives us a tempting taste of what ‘Ivory’ is to entail.