Music Recommendation – Single – Aloe Blacc, Together (RED)

Aloe Blacc’s combat against AIDS (I am not using this for any sort of joke, I swear this is part of a line of music by Coca-Cola to boost the awareness of the disease) is his song Together. The brand new release features an uptempo mix of Pop and Soul.

Aloe Blacc’s lyricism has always stood out, but this song is truly inspirational. It stays on point pertaining to overcoming an obstacle, and the meaning in itself is enough to give the passionate work a listen. However, the song itself is actually really good.

Most people tend to compare Blacc’s music to his hit The Man, which was good, but not just a template to base other singles by the artist to. Together has its individual appeal, with a pace closer to his appearance in Wake Me Up. His voice can be trumped by the background “la la la”, but the atmosphere remains, making the song enjoyable.

I like the song, but the repetition is a bit disappointing when aware of the incredible lyricism that Blacc’s music normally possesses. The “la la la” constantly kills the mood a bit, but otherwise the song is a fun and motivational listen. Overall, I would rate it at 8.5/10. Go ahead and listen to the song below:

-Austin Heath

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