5 October 2020

Gentleman’s Journal meets… Aloe Blacc

Aloe Blacc, Singer and activist

Aloe Blacc is an American soul singer, activist and philanthropist. You’ll know him for his joyous, soaring succession of hits: I Need a Dollar, The Man, and Wake Me Up. (He’s also got a brilliant new album out: All Love Everything.)

Aloe is a fascinating man — a psychological linguistics graduate who approaches his music and his career with an academic, strategic eye; a level-headed activist who radiates good advice in every sentence. And, of course, a beautiful singer, songwriter and performer. 

In this episode, Aloe talks about how he wrote I Need a Dollar after he lost his job at Ernst and Young; about how the music industry has forgotten its political role; and about his five year plan to become a billionaire. 

This episode has been recorded at Mark's Club, read by Joseph Bullmore and produced by Martin Lumsden.

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