Jordan Phillips and Adam Stark, two longtime friends who make up Apollo LTD, share the common goal to write honest songs that unite, turning the challenges that all humans face into reasons to band together. Available now at digital retailers and streaming outlets globally and is currently going to radio next month, "You" is the duo’s version of a piano ballad that is stocked with ethereal strings, a stomping drumbeat and an uplifting message.
"It's a song about reaffirming that humans have inherent value," says Stark. "As humans, we can't help but compare ourselves to others. We can't help but wish we could be some version of something else that we see. But with 'You,' we're saying, 'You have value. The world needs the best version of you. It doesn't need you to be a version of somebody else.'"
Unlike the astronauts whose work helped inspire the band's name, Apollo LTD's mission and music is evolving. Planning to release a string of new singles leading up to its debut album, the duo’s new music is reflecting that evolution, showcasing a sharpened sound that places just as much importance on organic instruments, like piano and guitar, as airy synthesizers and other digital instrumentation.
"There's always room to go deeper," explains Phillips, who formed the duo with Stark in 2015. "Both of us are fathers now. We've learned that there's a deeper, wider love to experience than we've ever known. The same goes for art. We defined our sound with Out of Body, but now we're moving forward, drilling down and continuing that conversation."
Upcoming dates include:
3.13 NAMPA, ID Ford Idaho Center Arena TICKETS
3.14 SPOKANE, WA First Interstate Center for the Arts TICKETS
3.15 SALEM, OR Salem Pavilion TICKETS
3.17 FRESNO, CA Saroyan Theatre TICKETS
3.19 ONTARIO, CA Toyota Arena TICKETS
3.20 TEMPE, AZ ASU Gammage TICKETS
3.21 ALBUQUERQUE, NM Tingley Coliseum TICKETS
3.22 LOVELAND, CO Budweiser Events Center TICKETS
3.26 INDEPENDENCE, MO Silverstein Eye Centers Arena TICKETS
3.27 ARLINGTON, TX College Park Center TICKETS
3.28 CYPRESS, TX Richard E Berry Center TICKETS
3.29 CEDAR PARK, TX H-E-B Center at Cedar Park TICKETS
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Source: Hoganson Media