Detroit artist Apropos has dropped off a new single, titled “Say Yes”. Produced by Jake Bass, “Say Yes” stands out for its powerful sonics that blend rock, gospel, and soul influences, complete with immense vocals from Apropos and energetic production from Bass. Laced with intense guitar layers that build into a catchy, dynamic groove atop buoyant drums and infectious bass, the instrumentation on “Say Yes” is simply infectious and packed with replay value. Apropos himself delivers dynamic verses that demonstrate a versatile range and confident, captivating mic presence, while he elevates the track into an immersive, gospel-influenced hook that runs with an undercurrent of evocative energy.
Apropos and Jake Bass’ newest song acts as the opening chapter of The Apropos Edition, a “deconstructed EP” that will feature four new tracks released over the next four seasons: autumn, winter, spring, summer. Say Yes is the first new release created entirely by the duo since the singer-songwriter signed to Bass’ label Bassment Sounds 2.0 in 2023.
Apropos is an international recording artist whose electric vocals and captivating stage presence have led to recognition from around the globe, including NBC’s The Voice, Pitchfork, Complex, NPR and Billboard. The veritable vocalist has collaborated with a variety of notable artists, including Grammy nominated composer & multi-instrumentalist Dave Wilder, Talib Kweli, ZelooperZ and more. Jake Bass is one of the individuals re-defining Detroit Music. Born into the trade, Jake Bass officially joined the “family business” working for FBT Productions in 2004 cutting his teeth in music production working alongside Father and Uncle, respectively, Jeff and Mark Bass best known as the Bass Brothers, who brought the world the groundbreaking work of Eminem. Graduating from Columbia College Chicago in 2012 with a Music Composition degree, Jake is no stranger to the mechanics of music.
Take a listen to Apropros and Jake Bass’ latest song “Say Yes” now: