14 February, 2020Print
Aloe Blacc Reaffirms Vows On Emotive New Single “I Do," Announces New Album (BMG)International recording artist releases his forthcoming album’s romantic lead single in time for Valentine’s Day
(New York, NY): Just in time for Valentine’s Day, Aloe Blacc — who’s topped charts around the world with his chameleonic blend of soul, folk, R&B, and pop — releases romantic ballad “I Do.” The GRAMMY-nominated singer/songwriter flexes his sensual, warm-hued vocals in a touching ballad dedicated to his wife, fellow artivist Australian musician Maya Jupiter. In the vein of classic piano-driven love songs, Blacc has written a beautiful testament to his relationship and a rare peek into the private musician’s personal life.
“Luck brought us together despite living halfway across the world with a vast ocean between us,” says Blacc on the romantic ballad. ‘“I Do” is the perfect representation of the profound love we share. I wanted to create a song for Maya that was personal and universal.”
Watch the video for “I Do” HERE
The heart-wrenchingly honest track’s accompanying video sees Blacc and Jupiter in classic wedding attire dancing together. Shot in the breathtaking Hummingbird Temple in Los Angeles, the video features the couple proclaiming their love for each other amidst a sea of blue Moroccan tiles. “I Do” is the lead single off Aloe Blacc’s forthcoming album, his first since critically-acclaimed major label debut Lift Your Spirit.
About Aloe Blacc
With “Wake Me Up”—the global chart-topping mega-hit Aloe Blacc sang and co-wrote with Swedish DJ Avicii— 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 as undeniably joyful as it is eye-opening in message. Adding an of-the-moment twist to the music of legends like Sly Stone and Stevie Wonder, Lift Your Spirit is 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 3 million, Lift Your Spirit received a GRAMMY nomination for Best R&B Album at the 57th Grammy Awards.
In 2019, Avicii’s family honored their son’s wish to have Aloe Blacc’s vocals feature on the first track from Avicii’s posthumous album, TIM. The song “SOS” was released in April to a welcome response from Avicii fans worldwide and topped the charts in several countries globally, hitting #1 on the US Dance Charts. Several other collaborations with hit producers followed including David Guetta, Lost Frequencies, Gryffin, Flight Facilities, Young Bombs, Mesto and Hellberg.
Blacc recently joined NBC Songland as a guest judge on the brand-new reality TV show, where he collaborated with the episode’s winning songwriter Kyle Williams on “Getting Started”, which appeared on blockbuster movie Fast & Furious presents: Hobbs & Shaw. He has also made guest appearances on the hit TV show Black-ishand the EPIX hit Godfather of Harlem as well as the role of Nafloyd Scott on the James Brown biopic Get On Up.
On Valentine’s Day 2020, Blacc will release new single “I Do”. The lead single off his forthcoming record, “I Do” is a ballad inspired by his marriage to recording artist Maya Jupiter. For the first time, the songwriter openly discusses his personal life and relationships,which he sings about with a deep vulnerability. “Never understood why people always say love chooses you, now I do,” Blacc sings about him and his wife’s relationship, a long wave to ride that involved two music careers and two children. “Luck brought us together despite living half-way across the world with a vast ocean between us,” says Blacc “‘I Do’ is the perfect representation of the profound love we share. I wanted to create a song for Maya that was personal and universal.”
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