Tuesday, September 6, 2016

The Message Behind Macklemore's ¨Same Love¨

In 2012, rising star Macklemore released a new hit single featuring Ryan Lewis. The title of this song was Same Love. Even though this song was released about four years ago, recent events have connected back to this award winning song. The song Same Love is a different way to bring attention to gay rights and how our country should become more accepting and appreciative of all people and their lives.

The theme of this song is to promote gay rights in America, with lyrics such as,

¨Its human rights for everybody, there is no difference!
Live on and be yourself”

Suggest that America should support gay rights. Macklemore and Ryan Lewis are taking a different approach on trying to take a stance in this country, and in many ways relating to real world issues through clean lyrics and a smooth rhythm. Although the law passed for legalizing gay marriage was not passed for four years after, it still had a great impact in sparking awareness and pushing people to stand up and fight for what they believe in.

The 2012 hit song didn't win the ¨MTV Video Music Award for Best Video with a Social Message¨ just because it was catchy. Macklemore's lyrics do more then just stick with you, they send the message that there is a problem in the US that needs to be addressed. After the legalization of gay marriage across the country on June 26, 2015, a discussion sparks about how much impact this song, and many other social media sources, had to do with this huge decision. When looking deeper into the lyrics of this song, it's clear on the stance that the artists are taking, 

¨We press play, don't press pause, Progress, march on, 
With the veil over our eyes, We turn our back on the cause, 
'Til the day that my uncles can be united by law¨. 

The issue of gay rights was put on the top of the ¨To Do List¨ for America when people started to support this song and continued to support gay rights.

All in all, Same Love by Macklemore is not in fact a hidden message, it is a blunt recognition of a very important issue in our country. The song draws in a crowd that may not have been aware of the gay rights issue and shows them why they might think about joining in movement. In the end, Same Love was a great, creative way of passing a message across the nation.

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