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"Kevin" - Macklemore & Ryan Lewis ft Leon Bridges [YouTube Official Music Video]

Justine Souchack

by Justine Souchack

Published March 2, 2016

Seattle based Hip hop duo Macklemore & Ryan Lewis premiered the music video for their song "Kevin (feat. Leon Bridges)." Watch above.

The song takes on prescription drug abuse, a very personal subject to Macklemore. He has made an effort to be sober since 2008, but after the success of the breakthrough 2012 album, The Heist, he relapsed with prescription drugs. Macklemore talked with Rolling Stone about a 12-step program that helped him deal with criticism and face his demons:

There's this tendency to be like, 'Where's the negative stuff? How valid is the criticism. But honestly, what people think of me is none of my business. If I live on the Internet looking for public approval, I'm going to be miserable.

Powerful lyrics and clever rhyme schemes make this song one of the highlights of The Unruly Mess I've Made. Leon Bridges' smooth, exhilarating vocals complete the track with a captivating hook. The black-and-white music video, filmed by Ryan Lewis and Jason Koeing, takes place in an abandoned house which fits the destructive theme of the song.

"Kevin" is off of Macklemore & Ryan Lewis' 2016 album, The Unruly Mess I've Made. Pick it up on Amazon.

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis just announced an extended tour for later this year. Check out Macklemore's Zumic artist page for his latest music, news, and tour dates.

Source: Ryan Lewis YouTube

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