So first we have Aloe Blacc delivering a song for the soundtrack to a major motion picture, and now he’s remixing “The Candy Man” from Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory for M&M’s. This man is stacking his paper high in 2016.
Teaming up with electronic producer Zedd, the soul singer helps bring the song, which debuted in 1971, into the 21st century with an energetic twist on the tune. You’ll be sure to see this in a candy commercial (more specifically an M&M’s commercial) very, very soon. I wonder what kind of fits my grandma would have if I showed this to her.
Listen to “Candyman” below.