Macklemore and Ryan Lewis’s first single “Thrift Shop” was a huge hit, and it had people running to thrift stores to “pop some tags.” Hopefully they can raise the same kind of awareness with their new single, “Same Love.” It explains homosexual stereotypes and issues from Macklemore’s point of view. The tune features a simple piano intro that echoes throughout the song and vocals from Mary Lambert, a lesbian singer/poet from Seattle. Check it out for yourself:
The single was released in July 2012 but has been making the rounds on the radio lately in light of the recent gay marriage debate at the US Supreme court. It was produced by Ryan Lewis, was certified double platinum in Australia, and is number 89 on the US Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-hop Charts. “Same Love” also replaced “Thrift Shop” in the peak position on the Australia ARIA charts, making Macklemore only the third artist to replace himself in the top spot (behind Madonna and the Black Eyed Peas). It is the fourth single to be released from his debut album The Heist and is currently available on iTunes.
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-Shonte, Jenkins, 97.1 AMP Radio/Los Angeles