Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Announce Sophomore Album

This Unruly Mess’I've Made.

January 15, 2016

Macklemore and Ryan Lewis will return February 26 with a new record. "I'd been escaping that whole time," the rapper intones somberly in the trailer for the album. "I had to finally look. Look at the mess we had made... I was too comfortable. And being comfortable is what kills artists. There is creativity for validation and creativity for survival." As the trailer progresses, Macklemore becomes increasingly passionate. "Stop being silent! Even if it's not perfect or politically correct, you have to speak up! You have to listen!"


Watch above. A recent single from the duo, "Downtown," peaked at No. 12 on the Hot 100 at the end of October.

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Announce Sophomore Album