Alternative electronic producer and singer Apollo Rising returned on Sunday, October 2nd with an engaging music video for “Leave It All Behind.” The track is one of several highlights from his 2021 EP, suitably titled Here Before.
The video begins serenely, with the artist running alongside sun-glazed water and softer rendition of the track’s catchy synth hook. But the viewer is in for a rude awakening. In the next scenes, we see Apollo Rising throw on clothes and grab his belongings in a frenzy before taking off in his car, destination unknown.
A few hectic run-ins later, the reason for the artist’s chaotic search is made clear: to find the newer, brighter version of himself. But it seems that this evolved Apollo Rising does not want to be found, as it would mean being forced to confront the past realities he has been running from. “Take everything you wanted, to me it’s all the same,” Apollo Rising admits in the pre chorus. “I’d leave it all behind me and carry all the blame.”
As the video closes and the escapist arrives at the site of his own passionate performance, there is a clear sense of hope — because while it may take a while to get there, forgiving the self that you can never truly escape from is both possible and within reach.
With such a clear artistic vision and more exciting recent releases — including the new single, “Shallow Waters” — Apollo Rising has a bright future on the horizon. You can watch the full “Leave It All Behind” music video below. Find this and more great music on the Alchemical Records Multigenre Mixture playlist on Spotify and YouTube.
Emma Downes is a recent graduate of DeSales University in Center Valley, PA, where she studied English and Communication. As a lifelong writer and music lover, she is happy to be incorporating both into her work for Alchemical Records. When she’s not writing, she enjoys getting to know the DMV entertainment scene, drawing, and spending time with her four siblings.
A songwriter by the age of 15, Karla Bonhoff has been entertaining audiences for decades. Native to Southern California, she came up in the L.A. circuit of the hippie era, where artists such as Jackson Browne, Joni Mitchell, James Taylor and so many others were continuously floating in and out of one another’s orbits. Bonoff and singer/songwriter Livingston Taylor will jointly perform at the Birchmere in Alexandria Dec. 11. Together, they will tackle new and established variations on Christmas favorites, as well as toss in their original tunes.
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