Macklemore & Ryan Lewis have some huge expectations for their sophomore album. Here's what we're hoping for.
It’s taken Macklemore and Ryan Lewis a little over three years to finish their sophomore album, This Unruly Mess I’ve Made. By contrast, Drake has released three albums, Kendrick Lamar two, and Gucci Mane more than a lifetime’s amount. Yet, when you can create an unheard of level of success like The Heist did, there’s no need to rush.
In the video announcement, Macklemore narrated the journey of this album’s creation. He cited how he and his team decided to pack up and go record in the middle of nowhere. Disconnecting himself from technology and surrounding himself with nature had to have some interesting effects on the material created.
Is this album going to be more introspective? Can we expect the stadium-like anthems again? We’ll find out on February 26. Until then, here’s five things we hope for.