• If you like jazzy guitar chords, listen to Omar Apollo.

    Writing a song is a surefire way to exorcize some demons or sing out some stress. Usually that involves a (human) significant other, but Omar Apollo was dealing with anxiety from a different place on "brakelights." 

    "I didn't even plan on making a song about my car, I just sort of freestyled it when I was listening to the beat. It came out of me naturally so I guess I subconsciously wanted to talk about it," he told us. Mellow vibes abound—"brakelights" really sounds like an old car sputtering on a highway, but in the most endearing way possible. What's immediately evident is Apollo's skills as a songwriter and musician, and his emotive voice has us running back JMSN's Whatever Makes U Happy