After three and a half years, award-winning artists Macklemore & Ryan Lewis return on February 26th with This Unruly Mess I’ve Made. The thirteen track LP includes platinum selling single “Downtown” (featuring Kool Moe Dee, Melle Mel, Grandmaster Caz, and Eric Nally), as well as previously unavailable “Growing Up” (featuring Ed Sheeran).
The long awaited follow-up to the acclaimed debut LP The Heist, This Unruly Mess I’ve Made was largely recorded over the course of a year in the wilderness of the Pacific Northwest. “What I couldn’t find in a hotel room, on the road or in Seattle, Ifound in the middle of nowhere” says Macklemore, whose real name is Ben Haggerty.
The eclectic, raw, and emotional album is an honest look into the soul of two artists who “needed time to be human again.” It also marks the official release of the stirring “Kevin”, previously performed on the American Music Awards, and featuring Grammy nominated soul crooner Leon Bridges.
Accompanying the release will be a World Tour that starts in the US at intimate, legendary venues such as The Grand Ole Opry in Nashville. Following that tour, Haggerty and Lewis head to Europe and then back to the states for arena tours and festivals.