Zedd and Aloe Blacc Put an Unexpected Spin on "Candyman"
It's a remake of the 'Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory' song.
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In a very surprising move, electronic wonder Zedd has teamed up with Aloe Blacc to remake "Candyman," a song from the classic film Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory that was previously performed by icon Sammy Davis Jr. The track features Blacc's decadent vocals swirling over retro-tinged piano keys before Zedd's signature production kicks in. Interestingly enough, this rendition is actually for M&Ms. That's right, the company recruited the two artists for the song in celebration of the candy’s 75th anniversary and has been teasing the song leading up to its debut.
"M&Ms asked Aloe Blacc and I to create a new version of the classic song 'The Candyman,'" Zedd shared on SoundCloud. "I had a lot of fun re-imagining this song and hope you enjoy it. :) Huge shout out to my dawgs Grey and Joe Trapanese who helped me record this record!" It's pretty unusual to see hitmaker Zedd collaborating with the candy giant. In typical Zedd fashion, he is able to fuse his sound with Blacc's vocals to cook up an infectious new hook heavy confection that feels so good. Listen to "Candyman" below.