Aloe Blacc talks honoring Avicii with hit song, 'SOS'

The singer talks honoring late collaborator Avicii with the smash single "SOS" live on "GMA."
1:51 | 06/25/19

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Transcript for Aloe Blacc talks honoring Avicii with hit song, 'SOS'
I'm here with grammy nominated singer aloe blacc. His latest single called "Sos" is one of the last songs ever created by the late superstar deejay and producer avicii celebrating his life. It's already climbing the charts and, aloe, thanks for talking about this. I want to ask about avicii. You worked with him on such a huge hit. You recorded that with him and recorded "Sos" after he passed away. It must have been very emotional. It was. I got the lyrics from the label and looked at them and thought, how am I getting this sos as a song after Tim is gone. It felt like I really and all of us wanted to have this message way before so that we could have been there to support him. Because he really did talk about his struggles in the song when we hear it. Absolutely and it's in the lyrics and in the sentiment and he had written in his notes he wanted me to sing the song but never communicated that to me. We were working on other things, via emails and text messages. Must have been so concerning to his producers, Tim avicii said have aloe do "Sos." In our communication I was super impressed with the way he could create melodies on the drop of a dime and come up with great productions and sonic landscapes. He was impressed with I moo voice and how much diversity I had and the range so I think he just knew that with this song, I could attack it and accomplish what he was looking for. And keep his spirit alive. And I'm glad that I got a chance to do that. We are too and we are going to hear you sing live for us in just a moment, so looking forward though that. Thank you for sharing this personal story. Right now to Michael.

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