New single released on Valentine’s Day
BMG has announced a new global recordings partnership with platinum-selling artist, Aloe Blacc. The chart-topping act – whose trademark vocals can be heard on the late Avicii’s worldwide smash hits “Wake Me Up” and “SOS” – released his anticipated single “I Do” on Valentine’s Day.
Inspired by his decade-long marriage with Australian recording artist Maya Jupiter, “I Do” is the first single from Aloe Blacc’s upcoming fourth album, to be released later this year via BMG.
“Aloe is an exceptional artist and creative, who’s got the talent to carry people away with his voice and diverse musical style,” states Dominique Casimir, EVP Continental Europe Repertoire and Marketing, BMG. “We are immensely proud to release his new album and are honored that he has placed his trust in BMG.”
The power ballad “I Do” sees the singer open up for the first time musically about his private life. “I wanted to create a song for Maya that was personal and universal,” Blacc shares. “Luck brought us together, despite living halfway across the world with a vast ocean between us. ‘I Do’ is the perfect representation of the profound love we share.” To honor his tenth anniversary with Maya Jupiter, Aloe Blacc surprised his wife with a renewal of their vows ceremony, which will be seen in behind the scenes cuts for his music video.
Blacc released his debut solo album Shine Through in 2006 and follow-up Good Things in 2010. Boosted by the global chart success of breakthrough hit “I Need a Dollar” – selected as the theme song to HBO’s How To Make It In America – Good Things reached gold sales status in countries around the world. Made in collaboration with ground-breaking producers like Pharrell Williams, the artist’s third album, Lift Your Spirit, debuted at No. 4 on the Billboard 200 albums chart, earning a Grammy Award nod for Best R&B Album. The hit single “The Man” topped the charts in the UK and attained chart success in Austria, Germany, and Switzerland.
Aside from his solo projects, Blacc is known for his collaborations with late Swedish DJ Avicii, performing vocals on his global smash hit “Wake Me Up” which topped the charts in 22 countries, including Australia and the UK.
Author: Buddy Iahn
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