New track from Macklemore & Ryan Lewis on marriage equality that will be released thru Sub Pop Records on 7/24 along with a 7″ vinyl on 7/31 with proceeds benefiting marriage equality in Washington State.
Here are Macklemore’s thoughts on the track:
This song, which I wrote in April, is a response to what I have observed and experienced, and is also an act of personal accountability. It was not easy to write, and I struggled with how I, as a straight male, could genuinely speak upon this issue.
Initially, I tried writing from the perspective of a gay, bullied kid, but after getting some feedback, I felt it wasn’t my story to tell. What I do know, and where I wrote from, is my own perspective growing up in a culture where “that’s gay” was commonplace, with a huge stigma on those who identified and were perceived as gay.
Read the rest on his site.