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Macklemore Builds New Song with Fences Called “Arrows”

Macklemore Builds New Song with Fences  Called "Arrows"

It feels like eons since Macklemore simultaneously became the country’s most celebrated and condemned rapper. He’s working on a follow-up to “The Heist” with Ryan Lewis, but in the meantime, they’re back via a collaboration with Seattle-based indie-rock band Fences. (Macklemore and Fences frontman Christopher Mansfield are old friends.)

“Arrows,” produced by Lewis, is a song clearly about coming into yourself even if others don’t get you. Macklemore raps about the trials of fame: “But you got it all in vain cause you forgot who you are / Right as the world learned your name, it goes.” We already knew Macklemore isn’t afraid to get serious (see: “Same Love”), so at least the song sounds like good emo fun despite the heavy lyrics. Welcome to Hot 100 territory, Fences.



By Matthew Jacobs



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