Macklemore Opens Up On How Relapsing Inspired His 'Darker' New Album

Published on February 11, 2023

Jeremy Graham (@Jer)

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Macklemore, the award-winning rapper and singer, has opened up about the inspiration behind his new album in a recent interview. The artist, who rose to fame with hit songs like "Thrift Shop" and "Can't Hold Us," revealed that his recent struggles with addiction led to a "darker" and more introspective sound on his latest project.

The new album, which has yet to be officially named, marks a departure from Macklemore's signature upbeat and socially conscious lyrics. In the interview, the rapper spoke candidly about his struggle with addiction and how relapsing inspired the new music.

"I went through a really tough time in my life and I think it's reflected in the music," Macklemore said. "I want to be honest with my fans and with myself, and this album is a reflection of that journey."

The rapper also talked about how his relapse affected his personal relationships and how it was a wake-up call for him to take control of his life and health. He hopes that his music will resonate with fans who may be going through similar struggles and that it will serve as a source of inspiration and hope.

Macklemore has been open about his struggles with addiction in the past and has used his platform to raise awareness about the issue. He has been sober since 2008 and has been an advocate for recovery and support for those struggling with addiction.

The release date for Macklemore's new album has not been announced, but fans are eagerly waiting for what promises to be a powerful and thought-provoking body of work.