Alex Isley, Daughter Of Ernie Isley, Pays Tribute To Aaliyah With 'At Your Best' Cover
This was definitely a full circle moment.
August 25, 2021 at 8:19 pm
In memory of the 20th anniversary of R&B singer Aaliyah’s passing, Alex Isley, daughter of The Isley Brothers guitarist and songwriter, Ernie Isley, released her rendition of Aaliyah’s classic hit, "At Your Best (You Are Love)," which will be featured on Spotify's fourth Are & Be playlist. Her soulful voice and harmonies flow graciously over this rendition. The inaugural Spotify Singles x Are & Be playlist also features hit artists like Giveon, Chloe x Halle, and Lucky Daye.
“I’ll always have such a strong emotional connection to this song; my dad wrote it,” Isley says. “There’s such sweetness and honesty there, it always resonates with me. To pay homage to Aaliyah in this way, through the words and music of my family, it’s definitely a full-circle moment for me.”
“At Your Best,” originally released by The Isley Brothers in 1976, now spans generations, allowing fans to connect with Aaliyah’s timeless music once again. Alex's cover not only pays homage to the power of R&B music across multiple generations but also coincides with the continued rollout of the late singer's catalog coming to streaming services.
As fans are anxious to reconnect with Aaliyah’s music, Alex Isley provides the perfect vehicle to experience what was a Billboard Top 100 both in the ’70s and in the ’90s and crowd favorite bop.
“Aaliyah put her stamp on this song in such a uniquely beautiful and timeless way,” Isley says. Aaliyah's late project, "One in a Million,” was recently released on iTunes after years of her fans being unable to find her projects on streaming services. Alex Isley's cover is truly perfect timing, as Aaliyah's catalog is also available on Spotify.
Isley’s latest project, “Good & Plenty” (Remix) alongside Jack Dine, Masego, and Lucky Daye is just one of many future song collabs in the works. Fans can expect new music releasing from Isley on Spotify in Fall 2021.
To check out Alex Isley's cover of Aaliyah's "At Your Best (You Are Love)," click here.