Response to “Same Love” by Macklemore and Ryan Lewis
The “Same Love” song by Macklemore and Lewis is an activist’s song seeking to have gay marriages legalized in the United States. Macklemore starts “Same love” as an assertion of his backing of gay rights. The phrase “do the maths” immediately resonates with people who have been living in the United States in the last five decades. The song goes further to say that despite him being stereotyped as gay, he was heterosexual. However, that has done little to deter him and Ryan from supporting marriage rights of same-sex couples (Ben, and Lewis).
The song goes on and starts talking about the music industry such as the hip-hop and religion, for their negative actions against the homosexual community. This production provides support to the gay right movements around the world (DX Staff).
The chorus “same love” was given by Mary Lambert who is based in Seattle. Her vocals vary between gospel passion and silent declamation. When she says “My love,  me warm” the statement gives the song moving intensity. The song “Same Love” can be defined as a silent song; however, it gains power as other great production of the modern age (Brissey).
The song is connected to a particular political campaign, as it was composed as a show of support for the 74th referendum in Washington to legalize gay matrimonies. The track has been chosen to support rights of the gay people in the U.S. and around the globe. However, because the song was particularly political, its timelessness is bound to diminish. It was a rare occurrence that allowed them to show they are in support of gay rights movements (Gary).
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Brissey, B. Grammy Awards Nomination 2014: See the List of Nominees. Grammy Awards. 23 Jan. 2013. Web. 26 Mar. 2014.
DX Staff. Mackelemore and Ryan Lewis featuring Madonna and Mary Lambert “Same love.” DX Staff Hip-Hop. 27 Jan 2014. Web. 26 Mar. 2014.
Gary, Nunn. Same love: Different lyrics. The Guardian. 05 Jan. 2013. Web. Retrieved on 26 Mar. 2014.