Premiere: Aloe Blacc ‘The Man’ (Live In The Red Bull Studio)


Adelle Platon / February 27, 2014

After providing the confidence-boosting soundtrack for your favorite NBA ballers at this year’s All Star festivities and the hearty vocals on DJ/producer Avicii’s contagious smash hit “Wake Me Up“, Aloe Blacc returns with a live rendition of his new single “The Man.” The pop-soul singer/songwriter has been tapped as part of the In The Red Bull Studio series, which spotlights artists on the rise. Here, he recruits a chamber orchestra and African dance troupe to drive his inspiring message home.

“With this version of the song, I want to remind people that music is made by human beings and instruments,” says Blacc.“ At the root of it all are blood sweat and tears behind songs. Not just zeros and ones.”

Who the man? Allow Aloe to answer that with his special performance in the Kyle Salazar-directed visual below. “The Man” will be featured on his forthcoming major label debut Lift Your Spirit coming to a store near you on March 11.

Photo Credit: C. Cruz/ Red Bull Content Pool