Dublin based hyper-pop artist Apollo Monroe has released his new single Sweet Tooth. We asked him the BIG questions . . .
Monroe grew up in Donaghmede, Dublin, and had an enormous interest in video games and music. During his childhood, it was a combination of The Sims Superstar and Gwen Stefani's music video for What You Waiting For that made him aspire to be a popstar, and through his love of music and pop culture, he found a love for fashion.
He released Soda Pop, his experimental debut single which fellow queer pop artist Viscose produced, back in February of 2021.
His follow-up singles included collaborations with English hyperpop-produced OLD PUP which resulted in placement on Apple Music and Spotify curated playlists such as Glitch and Hyperpop.
Tell us three things about yourself?
I have both a BA and MA in Popular Music from BIMM Dublin. I like to think I would have studied fashion in a multiverse life. I love parties.
How would you describe your music?
My music is pop at its most primitive; bright, bubbly, euphoric, and occasionally chaotic, smothered in a coat of futurism. I like to think I make pop that sounds like pop music from the future, and I like to think it's the type of music you play at the peak of a really sick party.
Who are your musical inspirations?
My biggest musical inspirations Charli XCX, Gwen Stefani, A.G. Cook, 100 Gecs, and the late, great, SOPHIE.
What was the first gig you ever went to and the first record you ever bought/downloaded?
These two answers are in sync as my first concert and first-ever album was Gwen Stefani. The album was 2004's Love Angel Music Baby, and the concert being the 2007 Sweet Escape Tour in the RDS.
What’s your favourite song right now?
My favourite song right now is Rina Sawayama's This Hell - which is pretty on-brand for an answer during Pride month.
Favourite lyric of all time?
In What You Waiting for by Gwen Stefani, she says "Born to Blossom, Bloom to Perish" and I think it's such a beautiful framing of how you cannot stop the wheel of time.
If you could only listen to one song for the rest of your life, what would it be?
Blue Motorbike (Videoman Version) by Moto Boy, no doubt. I think it's the cutest and most beautiful song ever recorded.
Where can people find your music/more information?
You can find my music on all your favourite music streaming platforms under Apollo Monroe and you can find me on Instagram, Twitter, TikTok, and Facebook.