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Can’t Hold Us – Macklemore & Ryan Lewis (ft. Ray Dalton)

20 Mar

Can’t Hold Us (feat. Ray Dalton)

This is my new favorite song after hearing it on the radio. At first I thought this was John Legend with his beautiful soothing voice. However, I quickly realized it belonged to my Ray Dalton and my recent obsession, Macklemore. Now, I must say that I fell in love with him due to Thrift Shop, which is arguably the worst and best song. Thereafter I bought the whole Heist album a few weeks ago. Of course all my musical savvy friends rolled their eyes at the thought that I was just now finding out who Macklemore was. But I will be the first to say and disclaim here that I am in no way a musical expert.  My roommate, a music guru, would shut this down if he knew I was writing about music. So take the rest of this post with a grain of salt…(I own the Justin Bieber CD)

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This song is magical and is what new music should be about. I know I confessed to listening to Justin Bieber and I love to scream and shout along with Britney. Both of those artists are fabulous because of their performing skills, not because of their musical skills. A song like Can’t Hold Us, brings in so many styles. The piano and rap is my all time favorite mix. (Aka, Bruno Mars & Eminem/Rhianna) This sound has become popular in the last few years and it’s amazing. It has the sweet melody while still remaining up beat. It is like a tennis match for my ears, going back and forth between two powerful sounds, both that I can’t get enough of. I love the smooth voice of Ray Dalton (Note to look into him more) and at a few points I felt like I was listening to the beats of Lupe Fiasco.

Please go to 3:20 of the video. Yes, that is a real instrument. And then 10 seconds later comes this amazing sound of true voices, fast paced beat that makes you want to jump up and feel good. Yet it all still has an edge. I love it. So in love.

I think Macklemore is put on the list of people to meet. Oh, and have I mentioned that he strongly supports gay rights and doesn’t hide down from it. So amazing. Listen to Same Love and it will bring a tear to your eye. It will remind you that the world is not hopeless and change is just over the horizon. There are a few artists, and luckily the number is growing, that go beyond just making a statement. He makes it a part of his music which is the best way to reach such a young influential audience.

Same Love (feat. Mary Lambert)

Also, love Mary Lambert. Could this duo be more maj?

All around, great sound, great lyrics, great message. I’ll be rooting for him.