for Tones And I. It’s been a while since we got new music from Mike. His last album, GEMINI in 2017, was also his first since his split with Ryan Lewis. His last single was “Next Year” with Windser last October. After the single, the rapper claimed he and Lewis would work together again, and we’d see their album last spring, but nothing came of it.
Instead, Macklemore released the single “CHANT” with Australian singer/songwriter Tones And I. On the song, Macklemore insists he’s far from done. “They told me I was gone/They told me I was gone/They told me I was gone,” Mack said in a sentimental piano line at the beginning of the song. From there, the instrumentation becomes an imaginary dragon-style Tones And I chorus, echoing Macklemore’s mood, singing of battle and rise rather than death. Then the song picks up speed
using a thumping beat with a piano riff that sounds a lot like Kanye’s Nina Simone sample on Talib Kweli’s “Get By.”
Check out the single below, and let us know what you think of it in the comments.
The Benz tinted, it’s been vintage, yeah Ben did it
The crib I live in is like Ben Stiller’s
An evening at my house, a night at the museum
Trophies, plaques all over and the views decent