Lincoln has teamed with recording artist Aloe Blacc and Interscope Records to create an interactive music video for his new song “Love is the Answer.” The video – produced by Legs and directed by Radical Friend – was teased during one of four Lincoln ad spots that aired during Sunday night’s Grammy Awards telecast and is available on the Lincoln YouTube channel.
“Lincoln’s long-standing relationship in film is being transformed as we look to attract new audiences,” said Andrew Frick, group marketing manager, Lincoln. “By actively participating in this music video’s creative process, Lincoln is able to connect with open-minded individuals who want to understand the heritage of our brand while being engaged in unique and unexpected ways.”
The collaboration with Blacc is Lincoln’s latest approach to surround cultural conversation of its vehicles and amplify the brand’s digital content by providing an interactive experience that allows consumers to uncover their own version of the video. Viewers are presented with a unique audiovisual experience that features the MKZ sedan. Various camera-view selections embedded in the video allow viewers to peel back layers in order to seamlessly switch from one angle to another.
“Lincoln is a classic luxury brand but reinventing itself in a very modern way, which I can relate to right now as an artist going through a transformation with my music,” Blacc said. “The way the digital experience was shot incorporates this new technology to directly engage with the individual so they become part of the story, and the results are beautiful.”
“We were thrilled to partner Aloe with Lincoln in this ground-breaking project marrying video, art and music. Aloe is a visionary artist who can seamlessly integrate creative concepts across any media platform.” Jennifer Frommer, Interscope.
The relationship with Blacc builds upon other Lincoln initiatives that involve the music and film industries. Lincoln’s “Hello, Again” campaign, an initiative that launched last year with a re-imagined 360-degree, interactive online concert experience featuring award-winning singer/songwriter Beck, introduces consumers to a luxury automotive experience different from the competition.
Additionally, the automaker sponsors the Film Independent Spirit Awards, and recently collaborated with Vanity Fair and Film Independent to support emerging filmmakers in creating a series of original short films that reimagine classic Hollywood themes.
By working with artists who share the brand’s passion for art and design, Lincoln is able to create quality content for its digital platforms and series such as “Hello, Again” and The Lincoln Reimagine Project. To view recent works from those campaigns and others, and to learn more about Lincoln’s uniquely designed vehicles, visit Lincoln Now.
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About Aloe Blacc
Aloe Blacc will release his major-label debut album Lift Your Spirit on March 11th on XIX Recordings/Interscope Records. The set follows up Blacc’s collaboration as vocalist and co-writer on well-known DJ/producer Avicii’s track “Wake Me Up,” a song that hit the Top 5 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #1 on its Hot Dance Club Songs and Dance/Electronic Songs charts. Blacc’s five-track Wake Me Up EP came out last September and included an acoustic version of the title track along with new songs, “Love is the Answer,” “Can You Do This,” “Ticking Bomb,” and current single “The Man.” Blacc is featured in the line-up for this April’s Coachella festival and will be touring the U.S. this summer with Bruno Mars.