Macklemore and Ryan Lewis have revealed the title of their sophomore album, The Unruly Mess I’ve Made, dropping Feb. 26. The Seattle music duo announced the name via a video piece in which Macklemore opens up about his creative battles.
“Being comfortable is what kills artists,” he says. “There is creativity for validation and there is creativity for survival. I didn’t know what I wanted to say, didn’t know how the ink would stick to the page, how to let go of the anxiety or the suffocating fear that latched onto my vocal cords. I had to figure out how to use my voice again.”
The Unruly Mess I’ve Made follows The Heist, their 2012 platinum-selling debut. The album won a Best Rap Album Grammy just ahead of the group's musical hiatus. In the interim, Mack suffered a drug relapse.
Macklemore, 32, now credits the birth of his daughter with keeping him sober.
See cover art for The Unruly Mess I’ve Made and the video below.
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