SINGLE REVIEW: Macklemore feat. Lil Yachty – Marmalade
It’s important to know that this song is not about jam. Disappointing I know. “Marmalade” is Macklemore’s second single from his forthcoming solo record and looks at the time he spends alone while he is on the road touring. The imagery is all about him driving through different cities and looking out the window and blasting music. It has a very cool euphoric and reflective vibe to it. “I be riding through the town. My music loud, windows down, yeah you can hear me now. I turn it up, I need that bass. And my chain so bright, can’t see my face”. The beat is very familiar and I spent the whole time trying to figure out where I knew it from. And I’m unsure if I successfully figured it out but it sounds somewhere in-between the bridge of “Buckshot” and verses of “Let’s Eat” from his last record with Ryan Lewis. It’s a mildly catchy song, nothing incredible or as attention grabbing as “Glorious” but it’s alright. Lil Yachty adds a verse towards the end and it honestly seems a bit pointless. His vocal production is awful and doesn’t compliment the ground work that Macklemore has set. It sounds like a messy last minute addition to try sell copies of the song and I don’t think it’s going to help with that objective.