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Appleby "While You Were Sleeping EP"

Appleby has released his latest EP, "While You Were Sleeping", via Wilder Records. The EP's latest single is called "You're My Home" and is accompanied by the visualizer below.

The Elgin native began writing this EP while back at home for a week visit while the woman he loves was in Rhode Island. It is an album filled with love, romance, longing, and hope.


VIDEO: “Half Life” Finds appleby Brimming With Life

Photo Credit: Annie Rhodes Kane

L.A.-via-Chicago artist appleby spent much of his early childhood competing on the international tennis circuit, before reassessing his priorities as a young adult, shifting to pursue his music-making ambitions. Judging by his latest single, the soothing yet cathartic “Half Life,” and its accompanying zen-like poolside video, it seems his dedication to honing his craft hasn’t wavered a bit.

The track begins with a simple repeated electric piano note, setting the stage for appleby’s soulful harmonized vocals to enter shortly thereafter, followed by warm and full-bodied piano chords, all of which are later joined by a skittering electro-acoustic beat that propels the track just enough to inject it with energy without shattering the overall life-affirming vibe. The track gets fuller throughout, but it never gets too busy. And all the while, appleby’s vocals—which brings to mind other alt-soul auteurs such as Moses Sumney—keep things comforting and uplifting until the track gently crescendos, his vocal finally fragmenting like the beat.  Perhaps it’s a fracturing or, possibly, a transcendence? 

There’s hardly any help in his lyrics, which find him in a state of limbo: “I’ve been stuck in this half-life full time / and I don’t know what to do.” In press releases, though, appleby describes the genesis of his latest track as “…organic and borderline magical…” If that’s the case, here’s hoping he indulges his taste for both on his upcoming releases. Gabe Hernandez


Appleby "Half Life"

Appleby has released a new single called "Half Life" via the WILDER Records. This is his second single of 2021 and fourth since the release of his 2018 debut EP, "Happiness".


Appleby "Here With U"

Appleby has shared an uplifting, romantic new single called "Here With U" via Wilder. This is just the fourth single from Appleby since the release of his highly acclaimed debut album, Happiness, back in 2018.

Of the new single, Appleby says, "I wrote the chorus of ‘here with u’ just as the light from the sunset outside was leaving my bedroom. I was single then and didn't have an honest story to share. so it sat as a chorus idea for over 8 months. Before i knew it i was looking at my person and she brought meaning to 'i can’t believe i get to be here with u.'


Appleby "Lady Sunshine" Video

Appleby has released a wonderful, heart-warming, video for his single “Lady Sunshine”. The video was directed by Kendall Goldberg, and the song was taken from Appleby’s recently released LP, Happiness.


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