When I first heard The Man by Aloe Blacc on the radio, I wasn’t sure what I thought of it. I couldn’t tell what kind of song it was. Initially, it felt like an epic patriotic song by a country singer. I didn’t know it was Aloe, who I love, and have featured here on WJSS twice before with his rendition of Billie Jean, and Dollar.
But then the more I heard it, still not knowing it was Aloe, it grew on me, and now I love it. It makes me feel hope deep down in my bones, and then it makes me feel like I can soar. It makes me think of this Emily Dickinson quote:
Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul – and sings the tunes without the words – and never stops at all.– Emily Dickinson