Single Review: Macklemore & Kesha – Good Old Days

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Macklemore and Kesha remember the ‘Good Old Days’ on new single
Macklemore might have parted ways with his musical partner Ryan Lewis earlier this year, but that does not mean that the American rapper is going to do everything on his own from now on. He announced his upcoming solo album Gemini (out on the 22nd of September), which is filled with exciting sounding collaborations. On the first single ‘Glorious’ he worked with Skylar Grey and ‘Marmalade’ with Lil Yachty was released more recently. To properly launch the album, Macklemore now drops his latest single ‘Good Old Days’, which features vocals by the one and only Kesha!

Kesha came back swinging this year after a long period of personal problems and legal battles. She released her third album Rainbow, her best work yet, and together with Macklemore, she might have another hit on her hands here. Just like said album, ‘Good Old Days’ shows off her beautiful vocals, while she belts out the infectious hook of the chorus. “I wish somebody would have told me that some day, these will be the good old days”, Kesha sings, while Macklemore is reminiscing about the past in an honest manner in his raps. “Wish I would’ve gotten out of my shell, wish I put the bottle back on that shelf, wish I wouldn’t have worry about what other people thought”, he admits. The instrumentation builds up from just piano to some subtle drums. ‘Good Old Days’ is almost like a more profound and meaningful ‘Timber’, but unfortunately it won’t be as big as said track. If radio gets behind this, I could say it going places though. Either way it is a collaboration that brought out the best in both Macklemore and Kesha!

Update: Macklemore and Kesha released the cute and nostalgic video for ‘Good Old Days’!


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