Macklemore Teams Up With Tones And I for New Song “CHANT”
- American rapper Macklemore teamed up with Australian singer-songwriter Tones And I to release a new song “CHANT” on July 22, 2022.
This marks the first collaboration between Macklemore and Tones And I.
The song follows up "Next Year" featuring Windser, which was released last October.
It was written by Macklemore, Josephine Howell, Andrew Joslyn, Tyler Dopps, Xperience, and Budo, who also produced the track.
The accompanying music video was co-directed by Jake Magraw and Ben Haggerty (Macklemore).
The song is inspired by Macklemore's experience with the recovery from drugs.
Macklemore told Rolling Stone about the song, “This song is a bit of a rebirth. I wanted to challenge myself, get through moments of writer’s block, and capture the spirit of what it’s like to overcome something, push through it, and get up the next day and do it again.”
He said of the collaboration with Tones And I, “I was just floored with her performance, with her as a human, her music, her voice. I left inspired and excited to make art. We had been working on ‘Chant’ for a while. When it got down to figuring out who was going to sing the hook, she was first person that popped into my head.”
Tones And I shared on social media, “From DMs when I was a street performer, to my first collaboration. This is special, I will remember this song and this moment for a life time, thank you!”
- Photo by Jake Magraw
- source : Apple Music