Funny how it takes a great song to make you realize how average everything else is that’s coming out.
Aloe Blacc has been experimenting with different sounds and styles for a while now, and it appears he has found his stride. Produced by Truth and Soul, and backed by the Expressions and El Michels Affair, “I Need A Dollar” is captivating from first strike of the piano to the pristine horn sections closing. Aloe himself has never sounded better; his voice more bold and comfortable as he rides the swinging rhythm. Penned with a humanistic eye for detail, “I Need A Dollar” has pop aspirations but resonates on much more profound level. Far from a contrived modern twist of the retro vibe, Aloe has created an authentic hit. Just ask HBO.[audio:http://uproxx.files.wordpress.com/2010/02/aloe-dollar.mp3%5D
Download — Aloe Blacc – “I Need A Dollar”
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