very unexpected melancholic album, totally jaw-dropping and one of the best debut albums i have heard.
if i have to pick; killing me, petrified and en el olvido are my top tier songs from this masterpiece.
He launches into bristling pop-punk after the intro, and elsewhere offers honeyed hip-hop, convincing retro-soul, and a touching corrido, among other styles, refining his R&B-rooted bedroom pop throughout.
Across Ivory, Apollo slips from English to Spanish, singing in whatever language best serves the music. He eludes labels when it comes to his identity and sexuality; instead, he often lets the music speak for itself. He doesn’t hold back in his lyrics.