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Macklemore Returns, Swinging For The Fences On ‘Arrows’

It's good to have friends in high places.

It’s been a minute since we heard new music from Macklemore & Ryan Lewis. And while it sounds like we’ll have to wait a bit longer for the proper follow-up to their smash breakthrough, The Heist, there is a new Mack track out there.

The lead single from Seattle band Fences, “Arrows,” is a bouncy bit of alt-pop produced by Lewis and featuring vocals from Macklemore and is just the latest hook-up between old friends Mack and Fences leader Christopher Mansfield, with the latter earning a co-writing credit on the Heist track “10,000 Hours.”

While Mansfield’s pleading vocals and impressionistic emo lyrics focus on breaking out on your own and out of the shadow of your parents, Macklemore’s verses touch on the exhausting treadmill of fame and fortune. “Can’t hit those brakes/ This is what you wanted, huh?” he raps. “But you got it all in vain cause you forgot who you are/ Right as the world learned your name it goes.”

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