Memphis soul singer Apollo Mighty has been making his rounds in the blogosphere since releasing his latest EP, Wilderness, that explores the search for a sense of peace and one’s purpose in life through.
Prior to the album’s release, Apollo also delivered a stunning visual trilogy that captured an adventurous journey of inner-conflict and worldly struggle while featuring music from Wilderness.
Besides the fact that he puts his entire heart and soul in his music, we caught up with him to pull 7 more dope facts out of the rising artist. Keep reading to find discover Apollo’s love for movies, music, food and the lovely Janelle Monae.
1. He was a huge wrestling buff
Apollo Mighty: “I use to love wrestling! I even aspired to be one which is when I started calling myself Apollo. My favorite wrestlers were the The Hardy Boys, Kane, Undertaker, The Rock, Triple H (in that order)”
2. Music memories
A.M: “I really enjoyed making Project 3 6 9 because it was such a great experience. From the features to the whole recording process, it was memorable. One of the more memorable moments was recording “To the Sky” for IX. I had my friend Terrell play sax on the track. I just remember feeling like everything he played resonated with me and the song. Featuring him just helped make the song was it is today.”
3. Movies are the motivation
A.M: “I love watching movies. I sometimes use movies as inspiration for lyrics and melodies. I think its because movies are able to encompass many forms of art and blend them together to make beauty and evoke emotions.”
4. He got to see Drake and K-Dot rock
A.M: “I got to see Drake in Nashville a few years back. What made it memorable was that I got to go with my best friend, and we were turnt. Kendrick Lamar was the opener. It was pre-GKMC, but my best friend and I knew who he was; so it was like was added bonus to see him live. My second was Vic Mensa at A3C a two years ago. Dude has a crazy stage presence and the crowd feeds off him. Also, the fact that I got to speak with him afterwards made for a dope experience.”
5. He’s a foodie on the low
A.M: “I love food in general. My manager and I share this love, though she’s much more of a foodie than I am. So we’re always seeking out new and interesting places to eat. As much as I like trying new foods though, there are definitely times when all I really want is a cheeseburger and a milkshake for like 4 days straight. And I get it. And it’s awesome.”
6. He’d like to meet the Electric Lady herself
A.M: “I’d be honored to meet Janelle Monae. I really vibe with her message and her style. I feel like I could learn a lot about navigating through the industry while remaining true to yourself from her.”
7. He knows the power in numbers