Performing 1/21 @ 2:00
With “Wake Me Up”— the mega-hit Aloe Blacc sang and co-wrote for Swedish DJ Avicii and saw climb to #1 in over 100 countries across the globe—the Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter proved he has an irresistible power to capture the complexities of human emotion. Blacc’s third solo album Lift Your Spirit (XIX Recordings/Interscope Records) pushed further into a folk-soul-pop fusion that’s both undeniably joyful and eye-opening in message. Adding an of-the-moment twist to the music of legends like Sly Stone and Stevie Wonder, Lift Your Spirit was built on songs that pair Blacc’s poetic yet incisive lyrics with huge hooks and relentless feel-good grooves. Featuring the hit single “The Man,” a song that topped the charts with sales of more than 2.7 million, Lift Your Spirit received a Grammy nomination for Best R&B Album at the 57th Grammy Awards. With “Wake Me Up” having sold 6 million copies in the US and streamed half a billion plays, Blacc notes that one of his main ambitions is to use his popularity to effect social change while continuing to infuse his music with a mindful positivity. His new single “King Is Born,”off his forthcoming album, is available now on all DSPs.
Aloe will make his debut on the giant screen when he stars in MacGillivray Freeman’s upcoming documentary for IMAX theaters, America’s Musical Journey, due in theaters on February 16, 2018.
Aloe Blacc on the web