Dallas-based indie-pop band Blue Apollo is set to release their first single “Youth” off their upcoming EP “When You Ask For Rain”. The upbeat and catchy single which was written in Dallas and produced in Nashville, drops on Friday, June 15 and is bound to be the song of the summer. Pulling inspiration from Young The Giant, The Killers and Maroon 5, Blue Apollo’s newest single also gives a nod to indie, pop, and alternative genres.
“Youth was inspired by nights out, chance encounters and the chase for whatever it is that makes you feel whole,” said frontman of Blue Apollo, Luke Nassar. ”We’ve been working really hard to hone our sound, and these new songs will show that it was worth all the late nights, hard work, and money.”
“Youth” was recorded, produced, and mixed by Chris Grainger (Wilco, Sixpence None The Richer, Switchfoot) at Undertow Studio and additionally at The Brown Owl in Nashville, TN, then mastered by Ted Jensen at Sterling Sound in Edgewater, NJ. Frontman Luke Nassar wrote the melody and co-wrote the lyrics, which were later fine- tuned by drummer Jeremiah Jensen. The band then added a bass line by bassist Rodman Steele, and a catchy guitar riff by lead guitarist Jean Paul (JP) Labastida.
“The process of working on Blue Apollo’s new EP “When You Ask For Rain” was a veritable labor of love, blending our shared interests in mature songwriting and timeless performances with touches of modern pop production,” said producer Chris Grainger. “The guys were an absolute joy to work with and inspired me daily to push this group of songs to a place that only hints at what Blue Apollo is capable of moving forward. It’s only a matter of time before this band is everywhere”.
Originally formed by Luke Nassar, Jeremiah Jensen, and Rodman Steele during their time at Southern Methodist University’s Meadows School of the Arts, the now four-piece band brings together a wide variety of influences from John Mayer to Stevie Wonder. The band strives to create new sounds by combining the emotion of a singer-songwriter and the grit of a blues guitarist. With smooth tenor vocals from Nassar and the groove of Steele and Jensen’s rhythm section, the result is somewhere between indie-pop, blues, and soul.
Blue Apollo has previously shared the stage with Nelly, American Aquarium, The O’s, Taylor Phelan, D and Chi, Remy Reilly, Kirk Thurmond & the Millennials, and many more artists.
Blue Apollo’s latest single “Youth” will be available on iTunes, Spotify and the band’s website on Friday, June 15. Visit www.blueapollomusic.com for more information.