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Apollo Architect shares on the new album, Bohemian

Apollo Architect (aka Bobby Kumar), a Canadian transgender artist and composer, has released their album, Bohemian. The album was written in 2016 after sustaining a brain injury.

The eight-song release is instrumental and full to the brim with emotion and is part of a series of albums she released this year expressing their transness. See our song-by-song album review of Bohemian here.

Listen to Bohemian below, and find out more about Apollo Architect via our Five Questions With segment.

Care to introduce yourself to our readers?

My name is Bobby. I am a transgender artist and composer under the name Apollo Architect. I used to record my own music, but my disability has made that next to impossible.

Tell us a bit about your most recent release.

My latest project, Bohemian, is an album that I wrote in 2016 after sustaining a brain injury. It’s what I call neoclassical art-rock and was inspired by neoclassical composers. The writing of this album was not easy, and I don’t know how I did in the condition I was in.

Where do you tend to pull inspiration from when writing?

I write almost entirely instrumentally, so I try to convey emotions without words. Apollo Architect has always been about telling stories about mental illness. My first project was about a bipolar boy running away from home, so the music just reflects the emotions.

Recently it’s been about my own mental health, as well as my experience being trans.

Do you have any upcoming shows or festivals you’d like to tell us about?

I will not be doing shows for the time being. I will instead be focusing on a trans-based art project, the Eden Project. It will be going towards stopping anti-trans bills.

What’s your goal for 2022?

I plan on releasing another album, as well as working on The Eden Project.

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