Aloe Blacc: New video for ‘I Need A Dollar’
aaamusic | On 29, Mar 2011
‘Dollar‘ is released through Epic on 1 May, and was Fearne Cotton’s track of the week on Radio 1 last week, as well as picking up extensive plays across Radio 1Xtra, BBC 6Music and Radio 2.
‘I Need a Dollar’, penned after Blacc’s redundancy from his day job several years ago, was inspired by field recordings of chain gang songs, as well as his own experiences. It’s since been hailed as the accidental anthem to the recession, much to the bemusement of Aloe himself. “It’s super ironic,’ he says, “but it makes so much sense. Hip Hop songs were still talking about being rich and on top of the world. The theme of this album is a discourse about capitalism in America.”
Here’s the new video for Aloe Blacc’s ‘I Need A Dollar’
Aloe will play the following UK dates in April and May:
April 26 / Birmingham / The Library, HMV Institute
April 27 / Manchester / Manchester Academy 3
April 28 / Glasgow / Oran Morn
April 30 / Leeds / Live At Leeds Fest.
May 1 / London / Scala
May 2 / Brighton / Concorde 2