No mention of And We Danced? Thats the coolest one.
Like you, I also discovered him through Thrift Shop. Great song. But And We Danced is the sh*t, bro!
I just playing around with the last statement in the title. In all honesty I haven't heard music coming from an artist that touched me so deep in a long while. Songs on repeat, I listen to them, especially Wings multiple times daily. I won't say that I haven't listened to artist/bands's songs that made me think, but it definately far in between. (Good example would be a band in Korea; Brown Eyed Girls. Their song Sixth Sense has a ton of depth to it, as well as alot of hidden in MV. The lyrics arent suppose to too much, but once you understand the reasons to it, and images happening in the MV, then you will get it. But I am getting off topic.)
The first song, I heard was a popular one played on my radio station of choice. Thrift Shop was a catchy sounding song, that could stay in your head for days. I didn't think too much of it at the time. I just knew I have to find out the person behind it, because it hella catchy and I simply had to find it on youtube. I managed to remember few of the lyrics and BAM, i found it. Clever lyrics, a catchy beats, and a song about getting your own style without having to rocking expensive branded clothes. I simply love this song, but this wasnt the song that hooked me to this guy's music. The next will be.
Okay, so I presented this song to my friend, who must have already heard it, then from there he sent me in the right direction with another of his song. The song that would just would leave me speechless after the firt time I heard it. A song that would touch me in a way I haven't felt in a long while from a song. This song that presented to me something I could relate to. This song was about trends, how destructive they can be, and how everyone had them; from shoes to letterman jackets to whatever now popular today. Trends and consumerism was the tone and theme of this song, how something can define something so much, when in reality it meant nothing. This song I am talking about is called WINGS, (If you didn't already click on it in the first paragraph.) But wow, just wow, this song is so emotional, at least for me. I trying to recall such a moment, maybe Handlebars? The song ended with one of the best ending points, especially for this theme, "its only shoes."
I was hooked, I digged to listen to more of his songs and yet again, I was impressed from what I got. This time, another issue in our society that he was hitting on. The video, the lyrics, the message, and the song in general is simply amazing. This theme had to do with alot of things about love, acceptance, sexual orientation, and acceptance of marriage of same sex couples. I'm a straight individual, who believes in the acceptance of anything and everything, whether it be race, creed, and for what this song trying to present; that be sexual orientation. This song of love and acceptance is simple another good message, coming from a man of heart who simply speaks the truthin his music. This song is called Same Love, and is the final nail for me to go out and support him by buying his album, whether phsyical copy or Itunes.
We honestly need more of this type of music, that is well written, thought provoking, wonderfully beated, that is not autotuned, generic garbage that nowadays seem to be the only thing we get. These songs just either make your feel good, or feel something in general. Check them out, if you haven't already. Macklemore, you are my superman, saving the world's msuci one song at a time.