This weekend while I was at the gym I opened Spotify to get some tunes going for my workout and Spotify suggested I should listen to Macklemore's new album GEMINI that came out on this past Friday. I heard a lot of buzz about this album so I went ahead and listened to the entire album during my workout.
Overall I like his new style and vibe that he's going for on this album. I respect artists who push themselves to try new things with their voice, beats, and general direction of their songs and Macklemore did just that. The songs in this album are much more fun and feel good with a few songs that have heavy lyrics. You can tell Macklemore wasn't as serious in his lyrics like his past songs and that is just fine. In a Rolling Stone interview with Macklemore he said just that, "It's not extremely politically motivated or heavily subject- or concept-oriented. I think it's mostly the music that I wanted to hear. It's the music that I wanted to go get into my car and listen to. I wanted it to be fun."
I've listed my favorite songs from the album below: