Pop singer Kesha has had one hell of a comeback run, and now she’ll be sharing a little of her Rainbow magic with Macklemore as he looks to begin one of his own with Gemini, his first major solo outin through his own label, Macklemore, LLC. The albums is due this fall, on September 22.
While Macklemore did make his original debut in rap with the self-produced The Language Of My World as well as The Unplanned Mixtape, he is largely known for his collaborative work with producer Ryan Lewis and their albums The Heist and This Unruly Mess I’ve Made.
Gemini will be the Seattle, Washington rapper and activist’s first solo work in nearly ten years, and will include features from an unexpected roster of guest stars, Offset and “Marmalade” co-rapper Lil Yachty among them. The first single, “Glorious,” showed what he could do with a power pop star-backed chorus, so I’m excited to hear what he and Kesha have come up with.
It’s a match not necessarily made in heaven; they’ve both been through hell, actually, and while experiences like head-on car collisions and drawn-out court battles with abusive mentors can be harrowing, both artists have proved that they can make inspiring, transformative music out of their respective traumas. The tracklist with features is available below.
1. “Ain’t Gonna Die Tonight (Feat. Eric Nally)”
2. “Glorious (Feat. Skylar Grey)”
3. “Marmalade (Feat. Lil Yachty)”
4. “Willy Wonka (Feat. Offset)”
5. “Intentions (Feat. Dan Caplen)”
6. “Good Old Days (Feat. Kesha)”
7. “Levitate (Feat. Otieno Terry)”
8. “Firebreather (Feat. Reignwolf)”
9. “How to Play the Flute (Feat. King Draino)”
10. “Ten Million”
11. “Over It (Feat. Donna Missal)”
12. “Zara (Feat. Abir)”
13. “Corner Store (Feat. Dave B & Travis Thompson)”
14. “Miracle (Feat. Dan Caplen)”
15. “Church (Feat. Xperience)”
16. “Excavate (Feat. Saint Claire)”