In case your social media feed hasn't reminded you what day it is yet, surprise, it's Valentine's Day! To celebrate the heart-shaped-everything holiday, GRAMMY-nominated crooner Aloe Blacc has dropped a sentimental new song and video dedicated to his wife, Maya Jupiter.
"I Do" is the first single from the golden-voiced artist's long-anticipated follow-up to his 2014 GRAMMY-nominated album, Lift Your Spirit. The song was inspired by his longtime partnership with Jupiter, who is also a musician, and his decision to re-propose to her on their recent 10 year anniversary.
"Luck brought us together despite living halfway across the world with a vast ocean between us. 'I Do' is the perfect representation of the profound love we share. I wanted to create a song for Maya that was personal and universal," Blacc shared in a statement with the new music video. It also notes that this heartfelt track is one of his most personal songs to date, being the first time he's written about his relationship.
"Thought I was good / I was good on my own / I was all right," he repeats in the opening refrain. "Never understood why people say love chooses you / now I do, now I do."
The beautiful visual features both Blacc and Jupiter, along with shots from their remarriage ceremony. In the behind-the-scenes video, which you can watch below (warning: tears ducts may be activated), the couple explains how the breakout success of 2010's "I Need A Dollar" and two years on the road prevented them from having a "real" wedding ceremony. This time, Blacc makes the day extra special, gathering their family—including flying her mom in from Australia—and friends, to celebrate their love and shoot an epic music video along with it.
Blacc is also set to release more new music, including a new album for which "I Do" will serve as the lead single. No further details have been revealed about the LP yet, but it follows a busy year of collaboration in 2019 for "The Man" singer. He was featured on Avicii's posthumous album, TIM, with "SOS" earning the pair another chart-topping dance hit after 2013's "Wake Me Up."
Since the smash success of EDM game-changer "Wake Me Up," Blacc's powerful vocals have been sought out by many other big-name DJ/producers. In 2019 alone, he was featured on over a dozen tracks, including Gryffin's "Hurt People" and David Guetta's "Never Be Alone." With "I Do," Blacc promises to balance out all the recent dancefloor bangers he's contributed to with more of his own music. His soothing, energetic blend of pop, R&B, classic soul and, at times, Caribbean sounds (a nod to his Panamanian roots) is exactly what we need in 2020.