Aladean Kheroufi, Canadian by way of Algeria, is a multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, arranger, producer and DJ based in Edmonton. He writes songs that are idiosyncratic, soulful and devastating with a glass half full optimism that turns heartbreak into melancholy party anthems.
“Love! … (is the answer)” is a new ballad in line with Aladean’s espoused ideology. Velvet vocals, a playful swing to the drums, and intimate exchanges between guitar and keyboard tease at yearnings which harmonizing backing vocals satisfy with exultation. This isn’t a simple love song sharing romantic feelings for just one person, this is a grand gesture that declares love for everyone. This is therapy, philosophy, and a recipe to get through hard times.
The video portrays love in a beautiful way: an afternoon basketball game, at home karaoke, spending time at the studio, a backyard concert all with people who Aladean cares deeply about.