Aloe Blacc Heralds Covers EP With Soulful Take On Soundgarden Classic

Hear the singer take on “Black Hole Sun.”

By Nate Todd May 21, 2024 9:12 am PDT

Aloe Blacc detailed the first EP in a two-part covers project titled Rock My Soul. Volume 1 is due out on June 7 and previewed with the singer’s take on Soundgarden’s “Black Hole Sun.”

Rock My Soul Volume 1 sees Aloe Blacc interpreting iconic alt-rock songs from the ’90s. The EP contains covers of songs by Soundgarden, No Doubt (“Don’t Speak”), Nirvana (“Lithium”), Red Hot Chili Peppers (“Under the Bridge”) and Green Day (“When I Come Around”).

“I’ve always been drawn to the emotional depth and powerful messages in these songs,” Blacc stated. “With ‘Rock My Soul,’ I wanted to honor the originals while also bringing my own perspective to the music. I can’t wait for everyone to hear it.”

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Aloe Blacc will release one song from Rock My Soul Volume 1 each Tuesday leading up to the EP’s release as part of his #TakeMeBackTuesday campaign, beginning with his take on the Soundgarden classic, “Black Hole Sun,” wirtten by the band’s late frontman late Chris Cornell.

“I’ve always been a fan of Chris Cornell’s lyrics and voice, and in this version of ‘Black Hole Sun,’ which I’ve tried to cover multiple times, I’ve now re-imagined it with a soulful, jazzy sound,” Blacc said in Spin.

Listen to Aloe Blacc covering “Black Hole Sun” below:

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