Appears on the new album: "This Unruly Mess I've Made" 2.26.2016
Music Video Credits:
Directed By Jason Koenig & Ryan Lewis
Produced By Honna Kimmerer
Edited By Jason Koenig / Ryan Lewis
Director of Photography Jason Koenig
Second Unit DP
Second Unit Camera Operator
1st unit Camera Assistants
Special Thanks To:
Zach Quillen, Josh Dick, Tricia Davis, Jenny Koenig, Motion State LLC, Heilstätte Grabowsee, Vizion Jones, Mick Management, Jonathan Eshak, Zeke Hutchins, Sony/Columbia, St. Edwards State Park, Sunshine Whitton.
Performed by Macklemore
Produced by Ryan Lewis
Featuring Leon Bridges
Written by: B. Haggerty; R. Lewis; T. Bridges; J. Karp; J. Rawlings; A. Joslyn; T. Andrews
Bass by Joshua "Budo" Karp
Piano by Joshua Rawlings
String Arrangement by Ryan Lewis and Andrew Joslyn
Strings by Andrew Joslyn, Alina To, Chris Foerstel, Lauren Jacobson, Lauren McShane, Eli Weinberger, Brianna Atwell, Rebecca Chung-Filice, Seth May-Patterson
Vibraphone by Susan Pascal
Choir Vocals by Tanisha Brooks, Gena Brooks, Josephine Howell, Maelu Strange
Additional Vocals by Tyler "XP" Andrews
Mixed by Jon Castelli
Mastered by Dale Becker
Engineered by Stephen Hogan
Assistant Engineered by Geoff Ott & Dave West (London Bridge Studios)
Leon Bridges Vocals recorded at Orbit Audio Seattle
Engineer for mix Ryan Nasci
Leon Bridges appears courtesy of Columbia Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment
© 2016 Macklemore, LLC. All rights reserved.
A couple of days ahead of unveiling This Unruly Mess I've Made, Seattle rap outfit Macklemore & Ryan Lewis have uploaded a video for the record's addiction-themed "Kevin." Featuring a cameo from soul singer Leon Bridges, the video is streaming now.
The track is dedicated to Macklemore's friend Kevin, who died of a prescription drug overdose in 2010. A recovering addict himself, Macklemore's bars reflect both the pain and ease of pill-popping to try and "escape this world." Bridges' hook hints at society's need to fill the gaps with prescriptions ("Put down the pen and look in my eyes / We're in the waiting room and something ain't right / All this is on you, we're overprescribed").
As for the video, it finds Macklemore exploring an abandoned building as he unfurls his personal lines. Bridges is on-hand too, seated in a chair with nothing more than some rubble and his powerful vibrato to keep him company.
This Unruly Mess I've Made hits stores this Friday (February 26).