We’re far faraway from the times of “Thrift Store” and “Identical Love,” however the Macklemore practice simply retains on chugging. The Grammy-winning Seattle rapper dropped his first single of 2022 on Friday (July 21).
Titled “Chant,” the brand new single options Tones and I and makes its debut alongside a music video co-directed by Macklemore and Jake Magraw. Macklemore began teasing the tune two weeks in the past (July 6) with a black-and-white Instagram submit of him writing the phrase “1. Chant” on a whiteboard.
Forward of the tune’s launch, Macklemore teased “Chant” with a number of snippets on TikTok and Instagram. “I used to be purported to be a one hit ringer / Now I received too many rings and never sufficient fingers,” he raps on the gospel-inflected observe.
“Chant” comes forward of Macklemore’s upcoming stint on the highway with Imagine Dragons. The 2 acts might be performing in stadiums and arenas throughout North America for the band’s Mercury Tour. The only additionally previews a brand new musical period for Macklemore; the multiplatinum-selling rapper celebrates ten years of The Heist this 12 months. That blockbuster album spawned a number of Billboard Sizzling 100 hits together with “Can’t Maintain Us” (No. 1), “Identical Love” (No. 11), and the Diamond-certified “Thrift Store” (No. 1).
Macklemore has additionally skilled his share of solo success since he and Ryan Lewis went on a musical hiatus as a duo. In 2017, he dropped Gemini which peaked at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 and spawned Sizzling 100 hits such because the Skylar Grey-featuring “Wonderful” (No. 49) and the Kesha-assisted “Good Outdated Days” (No. 48). His “Chant” collaborator, Tones and I, had an enormous breakout 12 months in 2020 when “Dance Monkey” soared to a peak of No. 4 on the Sizzling 100.
Hearken to “Chant” right here: