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You’ll probably be shedding a few tears to this one, so make sure you plug those headphones in at a time you think is safe to have a tearful moment.
Releasing his first single in years, Macklemore arrives back to scene with his new song “Growing Up” (Sloane’s Song) inspired by his fiance’s pregnancy with their now three month old daughter, Sloane. The song is nothing shy of beautiful, as the Thrift Shop artist sings about the fears that come along with being human and how he’s going to handle fatherhood.
Although the mellow tune is entirely sentimental, there are inserts where humor comes into play, you know, to lighten up all the real talk. “I won’t spoil you, you can trust that, For your sweet 16, you get a bus pass.” Singing the hook that might just push you over the edge is Ed Sheeran, just in case you wanted to cry even more.
“When you try to escape yourself, life has an interesting way of creating situations that force you to come back. To look at who you are. This is why ‘Growing Up’ felt like the right song to re-emerge with. It’s where I’ve been the last year, through all the ups and downs. We didn’t want to do a big campaign or anything over the top with this. We just wanted to put out good music, directly to the people that have been here since the beginning. Thank you for your patience. Hope you enjoy.
And if you’re wondering…
Our daughter, Sloane Ava Simone Haggerty was born 2 months ago on May 29th. There is nothing like the joy and happiness that comes from bringing a baby into this universe. She has filled my heart in ways that I never knew were possible. She is the love of my life. This song is for her.”