After a 3 year break from releasing music, Macklemore and producer Ryan Lewis have been building up steam towards their next album. The end their silence, the duo recently released "Downtown" as an upbeat genre blending song that was perfect for radio.
We see a much different, more serious side with the latest track "Kevin" featuring soul singer Leon Bridges, who has seen a quick rise to stardom this year. The song touches on addiction and prescription abuse offering more personal, deep subject matter than we saw with their last release. Everyone involved delivers a solid track, and one that has us looking towards the rest of the project, with no set date in place yet. Enjoy!
MACKLEMORE & RYAN LEWIS – KEVIN (FT. LEON BRIDGES) |
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis exploded onto the scene years back. Since then they kept relatively quiet until they released their first new song "Growing Up" featuring Ed Sheeran earlier this month. Well, today we get the latest from the group. The duo tap into musical history to make it a reality, bringing out Grandmaster Caz, Kool Moe Dee, Melle Mel and Eric Nally of Foxy Shazam. The song blends old-school funk and old-school hip-hop for a horn powered ballad of a song. Stream below.
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis have dropped a new video to accompany the song as well, enjoy.
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis – Downtown
In an unlikely collaboration, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis teamed up with non other than Ed Sheeran on a fresh new . Ryan Lewis brings a lush, laid back beat with a slick bassline, soothing horns and melodic keys that come together on a relaxing new track. “Growing Up” shows Macklemore’s softer side laying down some slow, reflective rapping and letting Sheeran come in to belt out the hook to complete the laid back vibe of this new track. Grab the free download and enjoy!
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis – Growing Up (Sloane's Song) Feat. Ed Sheeran | Free Download
Fences – Arrows (feat. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis)
Seattle based rapper Fences first popped up on our radar through being featured in Macklemore & Ryan Lewis' “Otherside” remix which was released with an unbelievable music video. Well the artists have been brought together again for the lead single from Fences upcoming EP which is set to release October 14th. The song "Arrows" packs an energetic full band instrumental full of drums, bass, guitar, bells we can assume is largely produced by Ryan Lewis, setting the mood of the track perfectly. Macklemore comes in delivering the first new verse we’ve heard from him in quite a long time, and damn does he deliver. You can listen to this song in full below and pick up your copy through iTunes. Enjoy!
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