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Macklemore & Ryan Lewis: NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis in an mir vorbeigegangen wie Kendrick Lamar, aber wie jedes Jahr hole ich zum Ende hin musikalische Versäumnisse auf. Immerhin habe ich ihr gefeiertes Album „The Heist“ inzwischen ein paar Mal nebenbei gehört.

Hier sind Macklemore & Ryan Lewis mit ihrem NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert, das Ihr sicherlich auch noch nicht kennt. Ziemlich gut, wenn ihr mich fragt.

„Same Love“
„Thrift Shop“
„Can’t Hold Us“

Tears and laughter in the span of about 15 minutes „” that’s what’s so astonishing about these Macklemore & Ryan Lewis songs.

The first time I heard „Same Love,“ it brought tears to the eyes of a roomful of people, myself included. The song is about equality, specifically gay rights, with an unambiguous message: „It’s human rights for everybody / There is no difference.“ Then, in a flip of a backing-track beat, Macklemore (a.k.a. Ben Haggerty) sings about wearing a velour jumpsuit and some house slippers, „grandpa style.“

The contrast in these songs, „Same Love“ and „Thrift Shop,“ makes the levity all that much memorable; as producer, Ryan Lewis is a master at the hook and clever with the melody. But this Tiny Desk Concert didn’t end there: The live, sweet, soulful sounds of singer Ray Dalton belting, „Like the ceiling can’t hold us“ had Macklemore standing on my desk and shaking the dust off the ceiling tiles. Watching this video fills me with that inspirational feeling we shared watching it happen: I’m still cleaning dust around my desk, but it only makes me smile. –BOB BOILEN