Seattle-born rapper Macklemore released a new live video for his single “Next Year” on Thursday, December 23. The studio version of the song, produced by longtime collaborator Ryan Lewis, has already garnered millions of views on YouTube.
But now, after a performance of “Next Year” atop Pike Place Market the The Late Show with Jimmy Fallon, Macklemore (born Ben Haggerty) shared a live video made in the downtown area of Emerald City known as Pioneer Square.
Check out the video, which features the Blue Thunder Drum Line and Sounders FC Band Sound Wave and lots of Christmas lights, below. The song, which is about positivity on the horizon, features singer Windsor singing the Sticky Hook.
I’m still optimistic, yeah
I have a lot to live on by the hour
It’s not fooled ‘this shit’
‘Cause next year will be better than, better than (go)
The next few years will be better than this year (woo)
The next few years will be better than this because
New Years Eve comes with a new kiss and
The next few years will be better than thiss
Macklemore released the studio version of “Next Year” earlier this year, marking the first collaboration between Macklemore and his longtime musical partner, Grammy-winning producer Ryan Lewis, in five years.
The duo of course won several awards for their 2012 album. The breakage, which featured the hit “Thrift Shop”. But they haven’t worked together much in public since the rest of the album, This unruly mess I made.
The rapper posted about their reconnection on Instagram, saying, “After 3 years of not talking… I ran into Ryan at the store. NEXT YEAR TONIGHT 9 PM PST.
Additionally, Macklemore cut the proverbial ribbon on a new 14,000 square foot space for his new brand of golf apparel, Bogey Boys – retail store, putting green, and thrift stores in the basement (appropriate from the emcee “Thrift Shop ”).
The new store, which features a 1980s golf cart as part of its brand, is located in the Capitol Hill neighborhood of Seattle, the musician’s hometown, next to the historic Elliott Bay Book Co. The store’s first floor includes the clothing line and putting green and its basement houses thrift stores, reports The Puget Sound Business Journal.
“There is a lot of work that I am delighted to do in the future with Bogey Boys and help diversify the game and push who can play golf and how affordable it is and who gets a pair of clubs, ”Macklemore said.
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