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Aloe Blacc-Lift Your Spirit
:: March 19, 2014 :: by Amber Williams

Recommended Tracks: Aloe Blacc

Track 1 – The Man                                                                                                        

Track 2 – Love Is the Answer

Track 3 – Wake Me Up (Acoustic)

Track 9 – Red Velvet Seat

Aloe Blacc is bringing music back to where it used to be in the world of Hip-Hop and R&B. As one of the few artists who has great potential in this generation of music, Blacc brings power and meaning to his music. After his album Good Things, Blacc's major-label debut tries to change a vintage sound to a set of hooky soul-pop tunes layered with folk-tinged acoustic elements, which I believe became a success.

On “The Man”, Blacc blends pop, hip hop, and R&B. The words of "The Man" proclaim that the singer has been through a number of obstacles, but he is standing strong and will be. The words are supported with sound and power, without drowning in conceit.

“Wake Me Up (Acoustic)” is Blacc’s stripped-down and intimate version of the radio hit he collaboratedon with Avicii. This song is also a way for Blacc to find his sweet spot between country music and R&B. Blacc demonstrates his increasing talent by holding powerful notes with ease. He does the same with his other songs on the album such as the blues-meets-hip-hop sound on “The Hand Is Quicker,” and the R&B slow jam “Red Velvet Seat.”

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