(LONDON, U.K., FRIDAY 4 SEPTEMBER 2020) Today, platinum-selling singer, songwriter, producer, and activist Aloe Blacc releases “Hold On Tight,” the third single from his new album All Love Everything, out 2 October via BMG. All Love Everything is Aloe’s first album since his 2014 Grammy-nominated major label debut, Lift Your Spirit. All Love Everythingwas created through the lens of Aloe as a family man and is also the singer-songwriter’s first collection of material written as a father, a journey that’s expanded his already heartfelt artistic palette. “Hold On Tight” is out now and available on all streaming platforms. Listen [HERE].

“Hold On Tight” is an inspiring anthem encouraging vulnerability and openness, with Aloe, over invigorating choir-filled background vocals and pounding rhythmic drums, reminding the listener: “When you feel like crying, go on let it out, just remember the sun is shining behind the clouds, it won’t be long ‘til your pain’s gone.”. The track is an ode to perseverance and unity, delivering a message of hope in a time that we need it the most. “Hold On Tight” showcases Aloe’s incredible talent that’s made him a mainstay in popular music, hearing him deliver strong notes that make the listener feel comfortable and welcomed in Aloe’s world.

Watch the video for the previously released All Love Everything track “I Do,” a dedication to Aloe’s wife [HERE]. The second single and self-motivational anthem “My Way” which premiered on BBC Radio 2 Ken Bruce is available to watch [HERE], of which he performed for their BBC House Music session [HERE] where he also performed crossover hit “I Need A Dollar” [HERE].

Aloe Blacc has been actively working for police reform by educating himself and informing his fans. Aloe has had numerous conversations with lawmakers, ex-police, civil rights lawyers, and more to push for legislative change. Recently, Aloe partnered with media platform Behind The Rhyme to perform and speak at this year’s Democratic National Convention pre-show on August 20. Other guests included Barack Obama, Snoop Dogg, Rapsody, Black Thought, and Shaheem Reid.

All Love Everything Tracklist

  1. Family
  2. All Love Everything
  3. My Way
  4. Wherever You Go
  5. Nothing Left But You
  6. Glory Days
  7. I Do
  8. Corner
  9. Hold On Tight
  10. Harvard

Says Aloe about All Love Everything: “Rather than a genre, my music is about A.I.M.: affirmation, inspiration, and motivation. After so many opportunities to talk about my music and not feel comfortable saying, ‘I’m a pop artist’ or ‘I’m a folk artist,’ I had this realisation. My songwriting genre is thematic.”

Throughout All Love Everything, Aloe exhibits the radical empathy and emotional directness that has helped firmly establish his global stardom. Whether it’s the stand-out closer “Harvard” — a heartrending storytelling song in the tradition of Joni Mitchell and Bill Withers that finds Blacc singing with disarming candour about a woman working two jobs to support her family, including a child with special needs — or the candid and percussive devotion ode “Corner,” Aloe’s songwriting remains as affecting as ever. Drawing on an eclectic mix of soul, folk, and contemporary pop, All Love Everything proves that there’s no pigeonholing the human experience.

Pre-order All Love Everything [HERE].


About Aloe Blacc

Aloe Blacc is a singer, songwriter, producer, and activist born to Panamanian immigrants who settled in California. Aloe was raised on the musical stylings of salsa, merengue, and cumbia and eventually discovered artists like KRS-One, Donny Hathaway, Joni Mitchell, and James Taylor – inspiring his unique fusion of soul, folk, R&B, and pop. From crossover hit “I Need a Dollar” to the chart-toppers “Wake Me Up” (>1 billion streams) and “The Man,” Aloe has stamped his name on music around the globe.

In 2019, Avicii’s family honored their son’s wish to have Aloe Blacc’s vocals feature on the first track from Avicii’s posthumous album, TIM. The song “SOS” was released in April to a welcome response from Avicii fans and topped the charts in several countries around the world, hitting No. 1 on the US Dance Charts. Several other collaborations with hit producers followed, including works with David Guetta, Lost Frequencies, Gryffin, Flight Facilities, Young Bombs, Mesto, and Hellberg.

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