At Your Best (You Are Love) Spotify Singles – [Alex Isley]

If the name Alex Isley sounds familiar then you’re definitely thinking in the right direction. The singer/songwriter is none other than the daughter of Ernie Isley from the iconic Isley Brothers on top of being  a frequent Kendrick Lamar & Moses Sumney collaborator! Today, it’s a blessing to bring her on to our page as she teams up with Spotify to release her very first exclusive single on the platform! This song is only the fourth Are & Be-playlist-branded Spotify Single as she follows some amazing releases from artists like Giveon, Chloe x Halle, and Lucky Daye.

For her inaugural Spotify single, Alex decided to take on “At Your Best (You Are Love)” by none other than Aaliyah. This gorgeous rendition not only pays homage to the queen of R&B herself, but also takes a life of its own and allows Alex to breath her own unique spirit into this classic. Alex explained:

“I’ll always have such a strong emotional connection to this song; it was written by my dad. There’s such sweetness and honesty there, it always resonates with me. Aaliyah put her own stamp on this song in such a uniquely beautiful and timeless way, and I remember the very first time I heard it as a little girl. Growing up in the 90s, I saw how much of an impact she was making and will always have. So now, to pay homage to her in this way, through the words and music of my family, and so much thanks to Spotify, it’s definitely a full-circle moment for me. Even sitting down to record this cover was emotional. Sometimes it would hit me like, ‘Wow…this is something really special’. I’m so honored to celebrate Aaliyah with this moment.”

From top to bottom, this offering is nothing short of stunning and Alex should be supremely proud of herself in every way. I’ve attached the Spotify link down below so you can stream this anytime and anywhere! I’m constantly in awe of what Spotify is doing to push art forward and it’s a blessing getting to witness it first hand! Stream this one and let us know what you think!