Appolonie has shared her newest single “Stranger”, as well as the track’s dazzling music video.
With its glowing synths, hazy guitar riffs and Appolonie’s shimmering vocals, “Stranger” has all the elements for a modern day neo-soul classic – akin to the likes of Erykah Badu or Hiatus Kaiyote.
The accompanying video, shot in Marseilles and directed by Florian LaLanne, depicts Appolonie soaked in purple and pink hues, surrounded by others and in a retro car.
Describing the lyrical depth behind the track, Appolonie elaborates “I wrote this song when I first moved to London to study Jazz at the Guildhall. The lyric ‘Stranger in the nightʼ is a homage to Frank Sinatra’s famous song and to the genre that I was studying at the time. The song is essentially about a one-night stand, but there is also a parallel with my experience of being a stranger in a new city and in turn how that city, London, felt like a stranger to me”.
We’re looking to see what else Appolonie has in store.