Carmen’s Team Pick:
A while back I talked to you about Macklemore and Ryan Lewis’ song “Same Love,” which is deeply moving and relevant to your life. But now I have a bonus follow-up for you: the video, released October 2. With a simple plot focused around one man’s coming out and subsequently perfect (and biracial!) union with another man, or I guess, shall I rephrase: elements of your life retold with fake characters, the song also features backup vocals by Mary Lambert, who balances out the dude-based plot by saying things like “I can’t change / even if I tried / even if I wanted to / my love my love my love my love / she keeps me warm.”
I don’t know if you’re having a good week, a bad week, or if you forgot it was Tuesday – but you should hold this close to your heart.
The song and video production for the single are very pointedly political: to remind voters that all relationships are created equal and all love is beautiful. In the YouTube description for the video, the artists wrote, “We support civil rights, and hope WA State voters will APPROVE REF 74 and legalize marriage equality.”