Aloe Blacc: Like my music, not me

Aloe Blacc insists it doesn't matter if people don't like him, as long as they enjoy his music.

Aloe Blacc “doesn’t pay attention” to the notion that his life has changed.

The 35-year-old singer has won over fans with catchy tracks such as The Man and I Need a Dollar, which have also earned him award nominations. Although things have taken off for Aloe, he insists the fame isn’t important to him – despite what his spouse Maya Jupiter thinks.

He and the Australian rapper welcomed their first child, daughter Mandela, last September.

“My wife tells me things are different now, and I just don’t pay attention," he quipped to "I’m just focused on other things. I’m a big believer in ‘let the song lead.’ The song matters. That’s all I’m gonna try to do: make songs that people enjoy. Whether they like me or not, it doesn’t matter.”

Aloe’s teaming up with Swedish DJ Avicii for the track Wake Me Up proved a massive hit for the singer and was dubbed the summer anthem of 2013. The musician is pleased he managed to make a move into a new genre with the help of experts in the area.

“With Wake Me Up if I had tried to write to dance music, I don’t think it would have been a hit. But because it was me and [producer] Mike Einzinger, a guitar, and voice creating a song, and then Avicii remixing that, that made the difference. The production helped it reach a completely massive audience,” he added.

“I always looked at Wake Me Up as a great way to introduce my voice and my songwriting. And since my name wasn’t on it, then I don’t have to be known as the Wake Me Up guy. But if you recognise the voice and you have a certain attraction to the songwriting, then maybe you’ll like some of the other stuff I’ve done.”
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Thursday, 10. July 2014