Add Bill Withers' vocal doppelganger Aloe Blacc to the "People I'd Never Expect To Drop A Proper Rollerskating Jam" list, right along with Jennifer Hudson. Even if his Pharrell-produced single "Love Is The Answer" doesn't inspire you to don a pair of skates and hit up the nearest rink, there's no doubt that it's a mood lifter, like audio Prozac. So many winning elements come together - the lively bassline, the bright horns, the melodic hook, Pharrell's signature falsetto vocals - it almost seems as if it was predestined by the cosmos themselves. Something this good doesn't just fall into place on its own - or perhaps it does? Another mystery of the universe that can be pondered at a later time - for now, just groove and enjoy the good vibes.
Written by Stephanie Vaughn