Track Of The Day 26/2 – Aligo

'Elevate' (ft. Marie Dahlstrøm)

Aligo doesn't sit in any one particular box.

A Canadian who has made deep connections in Norway's creative communities, the rapper nods towards North American developments while obtaining a soulful sound of his own.

At times reminiscent of those early J Cole projects, his easy-going flow is packed with emotional resonance, while his choice of producers puts Aligo in his own lane.

Recent EP '4InARow' is a stellar offering, and it leads into his hazy, intriguing new single 'Elevate'.

Produced by J Warner, it leans on Aligo's soulful influences, with a jazzy resonance to that elastic beat.

Marie Dahlstrøm guests on the track, offsetting Aligo's punchy bars with her own soft-on-the-ear melodies.

He comments…

"I think if you see where I was going with this song then you’ll understand where I am as an artist currently and what my intention was for this EP. Down to each verse feeling like a crescendo of energy, to Marie’s silky melody over the hook and the powerful baseline that evokes emotion, it's all elevating. I feel like I needed a way to let people know that it's only up from here…"

Tune in now.

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