Omar Apollo shares new song featured on the Skate Kitchen soundtrack
|OMAR APOLLO RELEASES “TODAY” FEAT. TEO HALM
FEATURED ON THE SKATE KITCHEN: ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK, OUT THIS SEPTEMBER ON DARKROOM / INTERSCOPE RECORDS
September 14, 2018 — (Santa Monica, CA) — Omar Apollo has released a new song, “Today,” featuring the actor, producer and musician, Teo Halm. “Today” will be featured on the soundtrack to the critically-acclaimed new movie Skate Kitchen, to be released this September via Darkroom/Interscope Records. Featuring some of today’s most exciting artists, Skate Kitchen signifies a bold return to the iconic youth-film soundtracks of the ’80s and ’90s.
After dropping out of college only 2 weeks in, Omar Apollo, a 20-year old, first generation Mexican-American singer from Indiana, began writing and recording his own mix of jazz, R&B, funk, alternative, soul, and pop music. His parents moved to the US to give their kids a better life and the opportunity to go to college; however, Omar always knew this route wasn’t meant for him. Omar released his debut EP this past summer featuring songs in both English and Spanish and received critical acclaim from the likes of Pitchfork, Pigeons and Planes, Complex and more.
Released in August and distributed by Magnolia Pictures, Skate Kitchen is the first scripted narrative film from Crystal Moselle (director of the widely praised 2015 documentary The Wolfpack). The film follows an introverted teen skateboarder (Rachelle Vinberg), who befriends the all-girl, New York City-based skateboarding crew Skate Kitchen and soon falls for a mysterious skateboarder (Jaden Smith). With its hypnotic skating sequences, Skate Kitchen captures the experience of women in male-dominated spaces and ultimately tells the story of a girl learning the power of camaraderie and self-discovery.
One of the best-reviewed films of the 2018 Sundance Film Festival, Skate Kitchen has been hailed as a “gorgeous exploration of a young woman coming into her own via her skills and her sisterhood” (The Wrap) and “an irresistible hangout movie, offering a thoroughly millennial, vérité spin on ’80s skater classics like ‘Thrashin'” (Variety).
Pre-save the soundtrack here.